Home or office food delivery is a very popular service in the United States. If you are a young businessman who tries to take place in the services market, we suggest you consider the idea of delivering food using drones.
The prospects for this business are impressive and many companies like Amazon, DHC, Google, Wallmart, Domino’s Pizza, Foodpanda, 7-Eleven, Alibaba are working to implement this idea despite the changing legal system that is affecting drone situations in the US and the world.
Using drones to deliver food has many benefits that will bring your business on a higher level in the shortest time. In today's world, high-quality services that are provided quickly are highly valued. Using a drone allows you to deliver food from a restaurant or cafe in a matter of minutes because the drone can shorten the path, does not depend on the quality of the road, the location of the office or home, can fly over the water and fly to the offices of skyscrapers. If you decide to deliver food by the drone then you do not have to hire a courier and you do not spend money on his salary.
The development, refinement, and use of drones are of interest to different companies in different industries. But more than others are interested in the drones are restaurants and online stores that provide a meal delivery service to their customers. Customers will also benefit from this type of service, as the chance to get fresh and hot food will increase significantly, they will not have to wait for the courier for hours and then have a cold pizza. Your task is to attach the food packaging to the drone, launch the drone into the air and tell the buyer the time and place of arrival.
How is it going?
If you decide to start a business in this area, look at the location of your restaurant or cafe. The delivery point must be located near it. The most likely limitation given the battery life of the device is within a radius of up to 5 kilometers.
After the responsible employee attaches the package with the cargo to the drone and the power is turned on, the electronic quadcopter control system connects to the company's delivery network database.
Then, when the destination is selected, the drone automatically generates a route based on four types of data:
- Air space.
- Population density: drones avoid flights over schools or public areas.
The main advantages of this method of food delivery include:
- difficult terrain (mountains, jungle, etc.) is not a problem.
- independence from restrictions on transport infrastructure.
- high speed of delivery is ensured and independence from the situation on the road (traffic jams, crashes, and other possible problems).
But here are the drawbacks that prevent you from using drone delivery everywhere:
- small load capacity (up to 3-4 kg).
- battery life restrictions (up to 30 minutes) significantly limit the delivery radius.
- physical security is another potentially problematic issue, as many city dwellers are unlikely to be ecstatic if hundreds of drones fly over their heads.
- legal issues.
Right now, the main obstacle to the active commercial use of drones is not technical, but regulatory and regulatory issues. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to complete work on the commercial drone legal framework. Companies are convinced that delays on the part of the legislature are hindering the active introduction of innovation.
The US Federal Aviation Administration has not yet developed a standard set of rules for unmanned aerial vehicles that business models will have to rely on.
Markets and Markets, an independent research firm, believes that drones are doomed to commercial success. By 2020, profits from them are expected to exceed $ 5 billion ($ 4.9 billion).
It is believed that increasing the flight time and reducing the time to refuel will expand the range of drones, in the delivery of foods.