We are, as a species, making great strides in global pizza deployment. Domino’s has already unveiled a robotic pizza delivery tank and a specialized delivery vehicle. The Xavier University in Ohio even has a pizza vending machine to allow their (mutant?) students to get hot ‘n’ fresh pizza quickly. Now Domino’s in New Zealand has announced that they will soon be completing deliveries with flying drones, thanks to a partnership with drone-focused delivery firm Flirtey. They made their announcement by completing a test delivery of a piping hot pizza in Auckland using a drone built with the help of 3D printing.
The plan is to launch drone pizza delivery in New Zealand later this year, and an American expansion seems to be on the books as well. In a press release, Flirtey’s CEO notes:
“New Zealand has the most forward-thinking aviation regulations in the world, and with the new U.S. drone regulations taking effect on August 29, Flirtey is uniquely positioned to bring the same revolutionary Flirtey drone delivery service to partners within the United States.”
Personally, we can’t wait for drone delivery to make it stateside, bringing us one step closer to the glorious future predicted by Wall-E. Truly, it’s an exciting time to be alive and also eating pizza.