Uber plans to begin drone food delivery by 2021

- Nicholas Vega | New York Post

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Uber aims to roll out a fleet of food delivery drones in as little as three years, according to a report.

A job ad spotted over the weekend pinpointed 2021 as Uber’s target for its first drone delivery, and said the ride-sharing behemoth is searching for someone to lead “Flight Standards and Training.”

The executive will oversee “safe, legal, efficient and scalable flight operations,” according to the listing spotted by the Wall Street Journal. The ad also refers to the company’s internal name for the drone-delivery program: “UberExpress.”

In a statement to The Post, an Uber spokesperson said the job listing — which is now deleted — “did not fully reflect our program, which is still in very early days.”

“We are excited about the program and potential of Eats drone delivery, which is currently in the experimental phase of the FAA’s Integration Pilot Program,” the spokesperson said.

Uber Eats, which was recently valued as high as $20 billion in Uber IPO proposals, allows customers to order delivery from restaurants directly in their Uber app.

Original article at New York Post, here.

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