Drone food delivery in Helsinki to start summer 2019
Alphabet announced that in the coming weeks, residents of the city will be able to order food items by phone, to have them dropped off by Wing drones and Wing’s blog post outlined a detailed road-map.
Wing will launch with two retail partners gourmet supermarket Herkku Food Market and restaurant Cafe Monami to deliver items weighing 5kg or less up to a distance of 4km.
The company provides examples of products it will deliver by drone, including a two-person lasagna meal, a ‘movie combo’ with popcorn, candy, and soda, plus a chicken Caesar salad.
In anticipation of the launch Wing has already conducted multiple events with Vuosaari residents to inform them about the pilot delivery service; additional educational community events are planned for the coming weeks, “so that local residents could ask questions about [the] service” and “provide thoughts on how Wing might fit into their lives.” ■