iFood has begun testing on a food delivery service by drone.

The Brazilian delivery app says, as well as using electric bikes and scooters, the use of drones can expand its reach and reduce costs.

According to a report from Reuters, iFood’s chief executive Carlos Moyses said the startup has delivered food via drone to people in a carnival parade in Sao Paulo.

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The firm also confirmed it is looking at testing drones to deliver food in commercial and residential buildings.

However, some of the services still of course require authorisation from air traffic and telecommunications regulators.

The news agency went on to report on how since being founded seven years ago, iFood now has around 120,000 people delivering orders in almost 500 Brazilian cities, mostly via motorcycle or conventional bicycle.

Movile, the Brazilian holding company, owns iFood and is largely backed by South African group Naspers.

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