Zomato partners Vodafone-Idea to conduct trial for BVLOS drones


Zomato has entered into a partnership with Vodafone-Idea to conduct the experimental flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drones. The development has come days after Zomato had called off the acquisition deal with TechEagle.


Vodafone-Idea would provide LTE (long term evolution) support to TechEagle’s drones. The drones will be powered with Vodafone Idea SIM that would help to collect relevant data for future optimization.


Zomato had tested its first drone delivery with a fusion of rotary-wing and fixed-wing in June last year. It successfully covered a distance of 5 km carrying a payload of 5 kgs in 10 minutes at that time. However, the experiment was done when TechEagle was a part of the Alibaba-backed company.

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