Transnational consumer goods giant Unilever has teamed up with Terra Drone Europe to explore Ice Cream delivery in New York.
In a program undertaken at Unilever’s recent annual investor event, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cups were delivered to a pre-decided destination by drone.
The demo was conducted as part of Unilever’s ice cream delivery service, ‘Ice Cream Now.’
During the demonstration, a multi-copter drone was fitted with a delivery box designed to carry three Ben & Jerry’s mini cups.
A flight path was set beforehand to allow the drone to carry the ice cream cups inside the Unilever’s US facility.
Unilever launched Ice Cream Now, a delivery service for ice creams, in 2017, a service which has already grown into a huge business worldwide.
With regulations around future drone flights expected to become more flexible, the consumer goods company is preparing for a drone logistics service that will deliver products to more customers faster.
Commenting on the work, Yuki Ueno, director of Terra Drone Europe, said: “We want to solve serious problems in the logistics field, such as carbon dioxide emissions, with drones. As deregulation progresses worldwide, drone delivery services will also increase.”
It was confirmed that Terra Drone and Unilever will continue to cooperate in the field of logistics services.
Last week, CDP reported on the video showing a sneak peek into delivery company Flirtey’s headquarters.
Founded in Australia in 2013, Flirtey holds a number of industry milestones such as completing the first FAA-approved US drone delivery, as well as the first FAA-approved commercial drone delivery to a US home.
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