Foodpanda Launch “Pandafly” Drones for Food Delivery
The Foodpanda launch “Pandafly” drones, which then delivered the package to the other end of the park, where it was collected by another rider and distributed to children invited from Sweet Homes for the occasion. The use of disruptive technology by foodpanda in the future will mean faster deliveries over longer distances.
Further, customers living in peri-urban and remote areas will especially benefit as they have limited options of food outlets in their local area, and with drone delivery, they will be able to order food from main urban centers as well.
The last mile of delivery by drone will be completed by a foodpanda rider. Also to be noted is the fact that since this is the first of its kind commercial drone made in Pakistan for the purpose, foodpanda is supporting the development of local technology.
We promised, we delivered!— foodpanda.pk (@foodpanda_pk) November 12, 2021
Showcasing #pandafly,first commercial Pakistan made drone for food delivery in Islamabad. Special thanks to DC Islamabad @hamzashafqaat, @PTIofficial @ImranKhanPTI for strong support & believing in technology providing greater convenience to our people pic.twitter.com/GfV74MBmhg
Speaking on the pilot launch occasion, Nauman Sikandar Mirza, the CEO of foodpanda stated, “foodpanda’s core ethos is to constantly innovate, stretch the limits, and leverage technology to find great solutions for meeting the evolving needs of the people.”
Before we start actual drone deliveries for our customers, there are still many aspects that need to be thoroughly evaluated and locked in, including technical, operational, and legal matters and we are vigorously addressing all these. The successful test flight and delivery today has been highly encouraging and proves we are on the right flight path!” he added.
The Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, and his office collaborated closely with foodpanda for the pilot project and the DC was also the Chief Guest at the launch event.