The parent company of Google are apparently in talks to start delivering food via drone.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google parent company Alphabet have been in talks with Domino’s Pizza, Whole Foods, and several other fast food chains to launch the new scheme – delivering food via drone for just $6. It is said that talks with Starbucks failed because Google wanted too much control over what the deal would involve.
Their drone food delivery program, Project Wing, successfully delivered Chipotle Burritos to students at Virginia Tech in the US earlier this year.
“It’s the first time that we’re actually out there delivering stuff to people who want that stuff,” project manager Dave Vos told Bloomberg.
However, Virginia Tech’s president Timothy Sands added: “It sounds simple, but it’s not,” Sands said. “There are a lot of things to work out from a safety point of view and a policy point of view.”
It is reported that other similar drone delivery projects are being planned by the likes of Amazon.
Google and Alphabet are yet to respond to the latest reports of discussions with companies.