India has launched its Drone registration programme which will open up new opportunities; and Zomato could be looking at delivering your food via drone.
Zomato has acquired TechEagle Innovations, a Lucknow-based startup that has been working on drone technology since 2015.
The acquisition will help Zomato carve a path toward drone-based food delivery in India, creating a hub-to-hub delivery network powered by hybrid multi-rotor drones.
“We are currently at the early stage of aerial innovations and are taking baby steps towards building a tomorrow wherein users can expect a drone to deliver the food they ordered online,” said Deepinder Goyal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zomato.
“Our first ‘delivery job’ currently is to design multi-rotor drones that can pick up a payload under 5 kg and set up drone delivery circuits for reducing the last mile delivery leg. We believe that robots powering the last mile delivery is an inevitable part of the future and hence is going to be a significant area of investment for us,” Goyal said.