Your next pizza may come by drone thanks to this startup

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Drone delivery by Flirtey and Domino's

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has commenced pizza by drone deliveries to select customer homes around the world thanks to Australian-founded startup Flirtey.

This week, a New Zealand couple became the first people in the world to receive their pizza order by drone.

Flirtey, which developed the food delivery drone for Domino’s, is one of the world’s fastest growing drone delivery services and has even done work with NASA.

Flirtey says the new delivery system uses advanced autonomous technology, complex safety systems and special packaging to adapt to varying weather conditions and flight paths.

Flirtey drones are built with carbon fibre and 3D printed parts.

“We are moving closer and closer to widespread store-to-door drone delivery,” Flirty CEO Matthew Sweeny says.

“To conduct these deliveries in an urban environment while delivering a hot, fresh pizza, is a validation of our delivery system that assures Flirtey is prepared for mass market deliveries around the globe.”

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Dinushi Dias is a journalist at StartupSmart and multimedia content producer. When she’s out of the office, she works on social projects with her We Love It Productions family and buddying filmmakers.
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  • Louisa

    I believe the American startup you are referring to is Australian startup Flirty.

  • Simon

    Anyone want cold pizza

  • bezbox

    Given the rules for drones that CASA has laid out, there is pretty much no chance anyone in Australia will be getting a pizza delivered by drone – hot or cold.