Uber said on Wednesday it plans to speed up the shipment of restaurant food by using drones for its services Uber Eats, in the most recent attempt to disrupt transport by the ride-haired giant.
At its Uber Elevate Summit, the firm stated that it had legislative permission to commence food supply testing in the San Diego area of California.
Our objective is to increase the delivery of the Uber Eats drones so that we can provide more individuals by taping a button, “said Luke Fischer, Uber Elevate Head of Flight Operations
We think Uber is unique in this context since we can leverage the Uber Eats network of restaurant partners and suppliers along with Uber Elevate’s aviation expertise and technology.
For logistic purposes, the drones are not supplied directly to the customer but to a safe place where a driver from Uber Eats will order it. In the future, Uber expects the drones to be delivered manually to parked cars near each delivery point.
The Uber and San Diego City received an offer from the United States last year. Administration of the Federal Aviation for testing the supply of food by air.
We worked in close cooperation with FAA to ensure that we met the requirements and prioritized security, “said Luke Fischer, Uber Elevate Head of Flight Operations.
How it works: The staff of the restaurant loads their food into a drone which is monitored and led by a fresh aerospace scheme. The drone meets a driver at a drop-off point and the driver delivers the food to the client.
Volvo Cars will be partnered with cars who are able to operate independently from the assembly line. In Volvo XC90 SUV manufacturing variants, the self-conducted system will be mounted.
Argo AI, a Ford-owned autonomous vehicle corporation, has announced it is expanding its testing into Detroit. In Pittsburgh, Miami, Washington, D.C., Dearborn, Michigan and Palo Alto, California, the firm is already testing cars. Argo had implemented Ford Fusion gas-electric hybrid third-generation test cars in all towns. They get better sensors and software including radar and cameras with higher resolution.
The steering and braking systems of the vehicle are intended for computer rather than human control, including several backup mechanisms for steering, frequency, and battery energy backup features. If the main systems fail, the backup system instantly stops the vehicle.
Volvo claims several sensors are able to securely function and maneuver the self-conducting system in urban regions.
This week, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that he did not expect to deploy fully self-driving vehicles for at least 15 years, but that autonomous features would gradually be introduced and certain ‘ easy ‘ tours could be conducted independently of themselves.
Uber also revealed its electric motorcycles and scooters which complete its shared transport scheme.