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Drones to replace Dougie? Indian pizza company delivers by air

Ten minute pizza delivery instead of the usual 30 minutes or less? The future is looking pretty good – and fast – thanks to drone technology!

In Mumbai, India, Francesco’s Pizzeria has attracted the nation’s attention – not for their thin-crust pizzas made with a secret BBQ lime sauce, but with their method of delivery.

The restaurant recently used a remote-controlled four-rotor drone as their pizza guy, sending it up a skyscraper about 1.5 kilometres away.

In a city notorious for its traffic jams, unpaved streets, and cows sitting in the middle of the road, drone delivery could be a viable – and greener – alternative for food businesses. But first, it has to go through the cops.

As reported by the BBC:

The city police now say they’re checking whether the restaurant asked permission from the civil aviation authorities. “As per norms, permission must be taken for flying any such object,” an air traffic control official says. A local police chief told the told the PTI news agency: “We are very sensitive towards anything that flies in the sky with the help of remote control.”

Via io9

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