According to a recent online article, Domino’s is rapidly working on making the concept of home delivery by drones a reality. The pizza delivery giant has partnered with the drone delivery company Flirtey, to begin offering pizza-delivery-by-drone to customers in New Zealand at some point this year.
Being a semi-regular Domino’s customer, I was very interested in reading about Domino’s delivery advances in this article. It is stated that although the drone-delivery system appears to be almost in-place in New Zealand, it will still take some time before drone-deliveries will be taking place in the United States. The company is optimistic, however, about using drones for delivery in parts of Europe, and Japan in the near future.
A high-ranking executive at Domino’s is quoted in this article as saying that the company has long felt that delivery methods other than automobiles could be effective. Domino’s is envisioning its customers ordering food through their app, and having the food delivered by drones that utilize a smartphone’s GPS system.
A video that shows the actual first test delivery of a Domino’s pizza by drone is contained in this article. In the video, a picnic blanket set with utensils is in the middle of a large grassy field. The drone can be seen carrying a box while flying towards the blanket. When the drone arrives directly above the blanket, it slowly lowers the box to the ground via a cable.
The three crew members then remove the pizza from the outer box, and each one happily eats a piece of the pie.While I find the news about Domino’s upcoming drone-delivery service to be interesting, I don’t think I’m ready yet to see little aircraft delivering pizza, pasta and sandwiches to my home.
To be fair, though, the main reason why I choose to order delivery food from Domino’s is because they usually get things done correctly, and well. I guess if any pizza chain can actually make delivery by drone a reality, Domino’s is probably the best choice.