Vehicles in both services are actively supervised by human operators, but the idea is that they could be operated on a large scale in the near future. This isn’t the first time UberEats has chosen to deliver in different ways, in 2019, the company announced a program with McDonald’s where deliveries can be made through drones.
“With more than 520 cities around the world and 2018 food booking revenue of $8 billion in UberEats, we are always thinking about how we can reinvent the way we serve food to our users, no matter where they are and how far away they are,” He said at that time Liz Myrdek, Uber Business Development Director.
As part of its innovation program, Uber has received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to start a pilot delivery program for drones in densely populated areas such as San Diego, in the United States.
In the case of the map of electric vehicle recharging stations, the company stated that it will be available in its application to drivers in the United States, but that eventually they will seek to expand this type of map to the whole world, in order to encourage the use of this type of vehicle.
Uber, which aims to have only electric cars on its platform in the United States, Canada and Europe by 2030, said charging is one of the biggest hurdles drivers face in switching to this type of vehicle.