Last May at the Uber Elevate Summit event, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said they were studying the launch of a drones food delivery service, something that is now somehow confirmed through a job vacancy posted by the company.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is looking for an Operations Executive who can help make food delivery drones work so they can begin testing in 2019 and become commercially operational in multiple markets by 2021.
Unfortunately, the vacancy, after the WSJ reported it disappeared, so it seems that Uber doesn’t want to talk about it absolutely.
Also in the vacancy, amongst other things, they required an Operations Executive with experience in “flight and training standards”, in addition to being able to “create safe, legal, efficient and scalable flight operations”.
With this, Uber will be joining others companies who have been working on a drone delivery service in different parts of the world. Online retail giant Amazon in 2014 obtained government permission to perform the first tests and in 2016 made its first successful delivery with drone.