INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Pizza Hut tests drone delivery in Israel

Thousands of households are expected to be serviced once this becomes fully operational.

Pizza Hut is planning to make drone delivery a reality in Israel, revealing plans to test sending drones to drop multiple orders at government-approved landing zones, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Delivery drivers will collect orders from these makeshift drone ports, such as designated spaces in parking lots, and take them on the final leg to customers.

“Drone delivery is a sexy thing to talk about, but it’s not realistic to think we’re going to see drones flying all over the sky dropping pizzas into everyone’s backyards anytime soon,” said Ido Levanon, the managing director of Dragontail Systems Ltd., the technology firm coordinating Pizza Hut’s drone trial.

The WSJ notes that in Israel, the Ministry of Transportation is only allowing Pizza Hut to test its drone technology from one restaurant and within a designated “air bubble” measuring roughly 50 square miles in the north of the country. The parameters, Levanon said, mean a very limited number of households would be able to receive an order directly by drone.

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