Well, it’s finally here. The Domino’s DomiCopter has taken flight and is now delivering pizzas in the London.
Well, the company isn’t exactly ready to replace delivery drivers with pizza drones just yet but they have made at least one successful delivery. According to NBC, a DomiCopter delivered two pepperoni pizzas in the city of Guildford just outside of London.
The delivery took about 10 minutes and the pizza was still hot when it reached its destination.
Tom Hatton, the founder of creative agency T + Biscuits, a company working with Domino’s to make drone pizza delivery a reality, said: “If anything it went quicker than a pizza boy … We were amazed at how easy it was going to be … Let’s make a pizza fly. I mean, how ridiculous? But that’s what we did.”
The Huffington Post reports that the DomiCopter has eight spinning blades and a weight capacity of two pepperoni pizzas. The drone flies relatively low to the ground and doesn’t need a permit to fly in the UK. Domino’s could run into some problems with FAA regulations in the United States but that’s a problem they won’t have to deal with for a while. Sadly, there are no immediate plans to take drone delivery to the public.
Here’s a video of the DomiCopter in action.