It’s going to replace those worries with another, slightly different ethical problem: drone delivery.
According to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company has been given the go-ahead to trial drone delivery in San Diego under its UberEats banner.
Users would be able to “push a button and get food on your doorstep”, Khosrawshahi told Uber’s flying car conference, Uber Elevate, in Los Angeles last week
Khosrowshahi explained that could mean delivery within “five minutes” by drone.
Under the Trump administration, the US Transportation Department has cleared a raft of commercial drone delivery tests for companies including FedEx and Intel in different trial areas dotted across the United States.
One trial in Lee County, Florida, will see a 680-kilogram drone attack airborne pests.
“It’s my personal belief that a key to solving urban mobility is flying burgers, in any city,” said Khosrowshahi. “We need flying burgers.”
“We need flying burgers.”
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