Fun: Domino’s given clearance to test drone-based pizza deliveries in New Zealand

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Date: Friday, August 26th, 2016, 05:23
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If you live in New Zealand, the Domino’s pizza drone may be coming your way.

Domino’s pizza has partnered with aerial drone business Flirtey, the two having been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. The tests are slated to begin later this year, complete with government consideration.

Details around where the trial would be held have been kept under wraps – however Domino’s said it would use drone delivery alongside its usual delivery methods – and only where it would be faster than the use of a car or scooter.

Domino’s said it would offer drone delivery specials at the launch of the trial and would extend its dimensions, weight and distance of the deliveries based on results and customer feedback.

The company will not offer the full range of its products for drone delivery – and only those customers within a certain distance from a store will be served from the air.

New aviation rules which came into force on August 1 last year allowing and control the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for recreational and commercial purposes in New Zealand.

If it is successful the company plans to extend the delivery method to six other markets – Australia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via the New Zealand Herald

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