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    First drone-delivered Domino's pizza touches down

    First drone-delivered pizza touches down




    What’s an acceptable time to wait for a pizza delivery? 30 minutes? 15 minutes? Our expectations around home-delivered hot cheese may soon change, thanks to the arrival of flying pizza pies. Domino’s has marked the beginnings of the pizza-by-drone era, carrying out the first store-to-customer delivery in New Zealand today.

    Domino’s has toyed with the idea of drone delivered pizza for a little while, showing off a promotional “DomiCopter” back in 2013. But back in August it showed it wasn’t messing around, teaming up with US-based drone company Flirtey and gaining approval to kick off trials in New Zealand.

    And following daily testing and tweaks to the hardware and software, Domino’s has now gone ahead and loaded a Peri-Peri Chicken Pizza and a Chicken and Cranberry Pizza into a drone’s undercarriage and sent it on its way. Flirtey’s drone flew autonomously using GPS to the customer’s home in Whangaparaoa, 25 km (15.5 mi) north of Auckland. And then at 11:19 am, it lowered the meal down onto a designated landing zone by cable.

    Eating pizza at that time of morning may or may not be legal, but there can be no questions about the legality of the delivery method. Flirtey gained permission from New Zealand’s Civil Aviation authority to carry out the deliveries and CEO Matt Sweeney has previously told us that with some of the most liberal aviation laws in the world, the country is ahead of the curve in integrating drones into its airspace.

    With this first delivery under its belt, Domino’s says it is now working to expand the service across greater distances and with greater payloads, and although we’re not quite there yet, we are getting closer to a time when you can push a button on your smartphone and be diving into a drone-delivered pizza less than 10 minutes later. It also says it is looking into expanding the service to Australia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany.

    First drone delivered pizza touches down



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    Could this mean Pizzaboy can piss off and suck Dannyboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    a Chicken and Cranberry Pizza
    For the love of all that's good and holy...a chicken and cranberry pizza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    a Chicken and Cranberry Pizza
    For the love of all that's good and holy...a chicken and cranberry pizza?
    That's almost equal to the pizza crimes we see in Asia.

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    This is where my Cranberries go , what drink is this ,

    75ml vodka
    75ml peach schnapps
    200ml cranberry juice
    100ml fresh orange juice

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    Civilised and developed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Could this mean Pizzaboy can piss off and suck Dannyboy
    I already told everyone my job was being lost to technology.


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    Most of them will be hi-jacked before they reach their destination...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Most of them will be hi-jacked before they reach their destination...
    Only in neighbor-hoods with Chavs and blacks.

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    ^speaking of pizza drones...

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    It's a fad that's not going to take off.

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    I could see some magnificent mid flight collisions.
    As distraught tubbies tumble out into the street to
    scrabble for the bits that fell from the sky.

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    Wait till British seaside Seagulls learn to mug them mid flight.

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    Passenger plane nearly hit drone over central London, report says


    London (CNN)A passenger plane narrowly avoided colliding with a drone while flying near London's tallest skyscraper, according to a recently published report.

    The A320 plane was descending toward Heathrow Airport in July when the drone was spotted from the cockpit window, according to the UK Airport Board

    report.
    The plane was flying at an altitude of 4,600 feet (1,402 meters) near the Shard skyscraper in central London when the 50-centimeter (19-inch) drone was spotted.

    The pilot said the risk of collision was "high" in the report released last Friday. The authors of the report also classified the incident as a "very near-miss" and said that "chance had played a major part."

    They added that the drone operator could not be traced.
    The incident is one of dozens of near-misses reported to the UK Airport Board each month.
    In a separate incident, also in July, a drone came within five meters (16 feet) of an A319 passenger plane taking off from Britain's Liverpool Airport


    Drone nearly hit passenger plane over London, report says - CNN.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    This is where my Cranberries go
    pogue mahone.,here's the McCoy


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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    not going to take off.
    But has been successful in liverpool where drones have been used for the first time
    in drug busting. Think 17 arrested on first trial.
    cheaper than a helicopter 'they' say.

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    Billy it works both ways, dem doodes inside prison get their deliveries from their mates flying drones over the prison walls to deliver aid, basic human rights aid of supplies that they are being deprived of inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
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    Could this mean Pizzaboy can piss off and suck Dannyboy
    I already told everyone my job was being lost to technology.

    Funny you should mention that as when I saw the thread title I thought the basement dwelling bsnub would now be looking for a new job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    This is where my Cranberries go , what drink is this ,

    75ml vodka
    75ml peach schnapps
    200ml cranberry juice
    100ml fresh orange juice
    It's a Woo Woo. Otherwise, known as "Mod's Grog".

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    I am honestly getting excited at the prospect of my new hobby should I return to a place where delivery by drone becomes commonplace. .22/.177 air rifle, deck chair, back garden, bit of music, beer/wine and wait.

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    There must be a lot of neighborhoods where drone delivery would quickly become impractical....because of drone theft.

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    One has to think it is a solution looking for a problem? No worries. Pizza delivery boy is now employed charging/changing batteries instead of riding a scooter.
    In Canada they might be useful for delivery ice cream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    back garden, bit of music, beer/wine and wait.
    A link of sausage
    a jug of wine
    and thou...

    555...

    Morning, old bean...

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    First drone-delivered Domino's pizza

    Maybe the delievry driver was just a boring bastard who talks shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Most of them will be hi-jacked before they reach their destination...
    I was going to say that it would be stolen within 2 seconds of it landing.

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