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Remember the Flying Burrito Brothers, the American country-rock band of the late 1960s? Well, here’s another type of flying burrito, brothers and sisters: one delivered by drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
A company in Virginia has developed a little thing called “Project Wing” which has started tests of aerial burrito delivery (ABD) with partner Chipotle on the campus of Virginia Tech. They plan to develop the UAV project to make autonomous delivery of anything anywhere — and that starts with small, burrito-sized packages. Deliveries in Australia have already included first aid kits, candy bars and dog treats.
Several food businesses including grocery stores and fast-food outlets like Domino’s and 7-11 have begun testing UAV/drone delivery in partnership with tech firms. While ABD technology is still in the testing stages, the company says that their goal is a delivery option that is inexpensive, quick and more environmentally sensitive than current ground transportation options.
Disruptive technology? It certainly seems that way. Anyone in the food delivery business that is relying on UberEATS, JUST EAT and other modes of ground vehicle-delivery is already behind the curve.
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