What if we told you that you could order a burrito via an app on your phone and have it delivered to your front door via a flying drone in a matter of minutes?
Well, it looks like that food fantasy could become one big, juicy reality thanks to Project Wing (a division of X which is part of Google) and Guzman y Gomez!
The pair have teamed up to trial a drone delivery service which see’s burritos, burrito bowls, chips and guac delivered to Mexican food enthusiasts via the sky.
So, how does it all work you ask?
The Project Wing team have been working closely with the local and state governments and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to ensure the drone deliveries are regulated according to Australian law.
At the moment, the drone service is currently only available to a group of pre-selected testers in Royalla (approximately 35kms from Canberra) who can download the test app to order and pay for burritos that will be delivered via drone to their homes.
The drones can travel at speeds of up to 120 km per hour and can travel up to 10km from their take off location.
Guzman Y Gomez says special packaging has been designed for the food to ensure it would “hold and stay fresh in a drone that travelled through the skies.”
“In a special ‘package’ designed by Project Wing’s engineers, our burritos are able to stay hot and fresh but most importantly stable and secure as the drone travels so your food is delivered ready to enjoy,” the company said in a post on their website.
Founder and Global CEO of Guzman y Gomez Steven Marks says he believes this is the next evolution of food delivery.
“Just as food delivery by car has changed the way we eat, drones are the next evolution of food and product delivery that’ll change the world as we know it!”
WATCH HOW IT WORKS HERE: