As the second day of the Uber Elevate summit kicked off in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, the transportation company unveiled an important update about the future of your burgers and fries.
Uber Eats will begin testing food drone delivery in San Diego, CA this summer. The first food partner for the test is McDonald’s, but the program will expand to include more options later in the year.
The test can get underway because the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selected the city of San Diego to participate in a commercial drone test program in 2018, and San Diego has decided to partner with Uber.
Uber isn’t alone in pursuing drone delivery. Just last week, Amazon announced that it would begin making drone deliveries within “months.” Google has also received FAA approval to test drone delivery in Virginia