Despite being an absolute rip-off most of the time, Domino’s makes good pizza. Not only do they deliver it, but it seems they are planning to deliver it in technological style. Taking advantage of today’s robotic technology, the pizza chain are trying out their brand new delivery robots.
Usually pizza deliveries don’t disappoint, and you get it reasonably warm and cheesy. There are known cases of cold pizzas being delivered though, and in all fairness to the delivery guy anything could hold him up resulting in that. Monster Pizza chain Domino’s plan to put an end to this once and for all by delivering with their special delivery robots.
After signing a partnership with Starship Technologies, Domino’s is currently testing its new autonomous robots to delivery pizzas within a mile radius of its take-away swiftly, in tact and still hot. Your pizza could arrive as quickly as 15 to 30 minutes after your order is placed as the robot boasts 3G and GPS to pin point your address precisely. An array of cameras and sensors are also in place, just make sure no pedestrians are rolled into whilst on its trip.
Domino’s CEO outlined this partnership in a press release:
“Robotic delivery units will complement our existing delivery methods, including cars, scooters and e-bikes, ensuring our customers can get the hottest, freshest-made pizza delivered directly to them, wherever they are.
“With our growth plans over the next five to 10 years, we simply won’t have enough delivery drivers if we do not look to add to our fleet through initiatives such as this.”
Now for the inevitable bad news that comes with this. The robots are currently numbered to 6, and they’re only operating in Germany and Holland so far. This doesn’t mean the rest of us in Eruope and the UK will not see them in action though. If the robots prove a success, then we’ll see them rolling down our streets also.
It’s not game over for anybody that lives in rural areas either. Domino’s officially tested pizza delivery via drones in New Zealand to the more remote homes and if regulations allow it, this could expand massively.
Source: Huffington Post