End of October 2016, a Park in Songdo Incheon Christoph Mayr | Chief Strategy Officer, VP
Today I think we are making history, because it’s the first-time that we do an official drone food delivery here in Korea. Korea’s Very First Official Drone Food Delivery Test Angela Park | Chief Marketing Officer, VP
Yogiyo has always been an innovator. Especially, we’ve made various types of technical trials Our drone food delivery this time is an attempt by Yogiyo to offer innovative food delivery experience and to further advance it. When food order arrives, a box with the food is loaded on the drone, then the drone automatically flies to the destination of the order. Once the drone arrives at the destination location where the order is to be received, then only the food box is descended down (by using the rope that is connected to it). This way, food lands on the ground safely, then the drone moves back to the restaurant location where it originally took off from. Sometimes food delivery were restricted due to geological factors, and we expect to further spread delivery culture as these problems can now be resolved. At the moment, it might be difficult to think about placing food orders while playing golf at a golf-course or while on a hiking trip. However, this will all be possible once drone delivery is commercialized. Hanwha Techwin, which leads in terms of state-of-the-art air defense business, along with Yogiyo, which leads Korea’s food service industry, plan to lead the delivery industry in various sectors through continuous research and development. For example in America, recently, Seven Eleven tested drone delivery, and also in recent weeks, Google actually delivered burritos and Mexican food at an American University campus for the first time as a trial. (Through our test this time) we will prove that it is a safe technology. (Goal in the future) is to actually commercialize drone food delivery. We will put efforts so that the day when delivery route takes place in the sky as opposed to the ground can be realized even by a day faster.