New Zealand & Domino’s Working on Driverless Pizza Delivery Trial
The New Zealand government is working with Domino’s to explore the possibility of testing a driverless pizza delivery service, as reported in an article on Enterprise Innovation.
New Zealand is one of the first countries to be considered for testing the DRU – Domino’s Robotic Unit – a four-wheeled autonomous delivery vehicle with compartments built to keep the customer’s order hot and drink icy cold while traveling to the customer’s place.
“This is an exciting opportunity for New Zealand. DRU is an early prototype, but the fact that New Zealand is being considered as a test site shows we have the right settings to attract innovation,” said Simon Bridges, New Zealand Transport Minister.
“New Zealanders are keen and early adopters of new technological innovation.”
According to Bridges the government has put in place a new world-class framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) last year.
“We’ve reviewed the laws for driverless vehicles and we are currently reviewing Small Passenger Services settings to put New Zealand at the forefront of transport innovation,” he said.
“Our enabling laws and regulation means we have the ideal environment to trial all forms of technology.”
Article Source: Enterprise Innovation, Eden Estopace, March 21, 2016
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