by Christopher Freeburn | May 23, 2014 12:41 pm
Residents of India’s largest city have already experienced pizza delivery by drones, the Economic Times reports.
Francesco’s Pizzeria in Mumbai experimented with pizza delivery by drones on May 11, delivering a pizza to a building a mile away from the restaurant. The project was the brainchild of the pizzeria’s owner. A spokesman for the company said that the cost of pizza delivery by drones was about $200, but that drone delivery might eventually serve as “a long-term ecological alternative for such purposes as it consumed less than 65 watts energy, or that of a small light bulb,”
However, Mumbai police and Indian civil aviation authorities were less than thrilled with the sudden test of pizza delivery by drones and say they are looking into the incident. Unmanned drones are not currently permitted under Indian aviation regulations, officials noted. Even if they are simply delivering pizza.
The pizzeria that tried pizza delivery by drones says that the drones didn’t climb higher than 400 feet and didn’t pass over any secured installations in the city.
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