Uber unveils DRONE's new appearance with food delivery with rotating wings and six propellers for vertical take-off and landing
- San Diego, California, becomes the firlocation to receive food by drone delivery
- Rotors are vertical for takeoff and landing and move forward for a fast flight
- Test flights will be conducted on time next year for a commercial launch in 2023
Uber Eats has unveiled its latest drones that will be used next year to deliver food in San Diego, California.
The new drones have & # 39; innovative rotating wings with six rotors & # 39; – a design that was previously only visible in flying car prototypes.
Uber Eats said it believes that the rotating wings help prevent food spillage, because the design is smoother transition between vertical takeoff and forward flight.
Today, the company has unveiled a new look for its drone, which uses & # 39; innovative rotating wings with six rotors & # 39 ;, a design that usually only appears in flying car prototypes
The rotors will be placed vertically for take-off and landing, but move to a forward position & # 39; for increased speed and efficiency during cruise flight & # 39 ;, reports The edge.
NASA veteran Mark Moore designed similar rotors for the company's flying taxi prototype, which is also part of the company's Uber Elevate project – to bring its services to heaven.
Test flights will be conducted on time for a commercial launch in 2023 next year, De berm reports.
At present, Uber Eats drones can only hold one meal for two, but the vessel has passed several internal assessments and will fly by the end of the year, Uber said.
Test flights from both the air taxi and the drone will be conducted on time next year for a commercial launch in 2023
Uber has also unveiled futuristic concept images for & # 39; Skyports & # 39 ;, which will act as stations where passengers could greet the company's flying taxi & # 39; s
The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized Uber to test the delivery of drones in San Diego, with a cruising height of less than 400 feet – to comply with the regulations for drones.
According to Uber, the drone will be able to load and deliver a meal for two in just eight minutes – and will only be able to fly 12 miles to deliver.
It is also expected that it can float up to 30 mph wind speeds, reports The Verge.
Other delivery companies have also tried their hands on the niche market with Alphabet Wing, working with FedEx and owned by Google's parent company, deploying its first drones in Virginia last week. The edge.
The vision of the design and architectural firm on aerial photo sharing is a bold vision that promises to change the way people experience cities & # 39;
How do drones change the world?
The use of drones is already growing with various applications.
They range in size from something that can slip into your pocket to the colossal weapons used by soldiers around the world.
And they are not only in the air – they can also be found riding on the ground, inspecting subsea pipelines, crawling into narrow holes to be dangerous to humans or even rocket to space.
They are used by emergency services, including search and rescue and fires, to innovations in agriculture, construction, humanitarian aid, nature conservation and personal safety.
Drones are predicted to have produced an industry of £ 70 billion ($ 100 billion) next year.
E-commerce, package and fast food delivery still have to fully develop in this sector, but companies such as Google and Amazon invest a lot in the application of drones.
WHAT IS UBER AIR AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
UberAir is a network of small, electric aircraft that can be used to fly four-seater flights in densely populated areas. Artist impression shown
UberAir is a network of small, electric aircraft that can be used to fly four-seater flights in densely populated areas.
The & # 39; electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles & # 39; (eVTOL & # 39; s) differ from helicopters in the sense that they are quieter, safer, more affordable and more environmentally friendly, Uber claims.
Users will order the aircraft via the Uber app, just like with one of the company's taxis.
After selecting an UberAIR trip, the vessel flies to the nearest & # 39; Skyport & # 39; – a series of launch platforms throughout the city.
Uber estimates that a fully electric ride of 200 km / h through the air of Los Angeles will be price competitive with an UberX trip at the same distance.
Uber predicts that trips from LAX to the Staples Center during rush hour can be reduced from a maximum of 1 hour 20 minutes on the ground to less than 30 minutes with UberAir.
The forecast includes UberX transfers to and from UberAir launch platforms – the flight over LA itself takes about four minutes, the company said.
The plan will be based on a network of "Skyports", with which the VTOL Uber Air aircraft can take off and land on rooftops across the country.
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