< img src=" https://zdnet4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2020/08/14/fbbef670-5088-4c7d-98b5-5170dbf23169/thumbnail/770x578/257702b671dd2db24f73dd268813513d/drone.jpg" {class|course}=" ff-og-image-inserted" > Brazilian {startup|start-up} iFood {has|has actually} {received|gotten|obtained} {authorization|permission|consent} from Brazil’s National Civil {Aviation|Air travel|Aeronautics} {Agency|Company|Firm} (ANAC) to {start|begin} {experimental|speculative} {flights|trips} with drones to {support|sustain} its food {delivery|shipment|distribution} {service|solution}.

{iFood’s {partner|companion} {companies|business|firms} Speedbird Aero {and|as well as|and also} AL Drones {had|had actually} been {working|functioning} {towards|in the direction of} {securing|protecting|safeguarding} the {authorization|permission|consent} for {nearly|almost|virtually} a year. |, iFood’s {partner|companion} {companies|business|firms} Speedbird Aero {and|as well as|and also} AL Drones {had|had actually} been {working|functioning} {towards|in the direction of} {securing|protecting|safeguarding} the {authorization|permission|consent} for {nearly|almost|virtually} a year..} The {companies|business|firms} {{carried|brought|lugged} out|performed|accomplished|executed} {rehearsals|wedding rehearsals|practice sessions} as {part|component} of the {project|job|task} with ANAC’s {participation|involvement|engagement} {and|as well as|and also} {received|got|obtained} the {Experimental|Speculative} {Flight|Trip} {Authorization|Permission|Consent} {Certificate|Certification} from the {agency|company|firm} on August 5.

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{One of|Among} the {trials|tests} {will|will certainly} {take {place|location|area}|occur|happen} in the city of Campinas, in the state of São Paulo. The {trial|test} {will|will certainly} see the drones {operating|running} in a 400-meter {route|path|course} {between|in between} a food court in {{a shopping|a buying|a purchasing} mall|a shopping center|a mall} {and|as well as|and also} an iFood {center|facility} within the {mall|shopping center|shopping mall}, where orders {will|will certainly} be {distributed|dispersed} to {couriers|carriers|messengers}. The {startup|start-up} {expects|anticipates} that {the time|the moment} it {takes for|considers} {couriers|carriers|messengers} to {get|obtain} the orders from {restaurants|dining establishments} in the food court, {about|regarding|concerning} 12 {minutes|mins}, {will|will certainly} be {reduced|decreased|minimized|lowered} to 2 minutes.In {addition|enhancement}

, the {company|business|firm} {will|will certainly} {also|likewise|additionally} {test|evaluate|check|examine} the drones in a 1.5-mile {route|path|course} {between|in between} the iFood order {processing|handling} {center|facility} at the {mall|shopping center|shopping mall} {and|as well as|and also} a gated {community|neighborhood|area} {nearby|close by}. In this pilot, {delivery|shipment|distribution} times are {expected|anticipated} to {{shrink|diminish|reduce} from|avoid} 10 {minutes|mins} with {current|present|existing} {methods|techniques|approaches} {down to|to} 4 {minutes|mins} with the drones.One of Brazil’s 12 unicorns,< a href= "https://www.zdnet.com/article/silicon-valleys-changing-role-as-brazils-ifood-shows-how-to-innovate-anywhere/" target=" _ {blank|space}" > iFood leads the Latin American food {delivery|shipment|distribution} {segment|section|sector} {and|as well as|and also} its {footprint|impact} {has|has actually} {increased|enhanced|boosted|raised} {even|also} {further|additionally|better} {during|throughout} the Covid-19 pandemic. In Brazil, the {number of|variety of} {restaurants|dining establishments} {registered|signed up} with the {service|solution} {rose|increased|climbed} from around 160,000 in March to 212,000 in June, while the {number of|variety of} {monthly|regular monthly|month-to-month} {deliveries|shipments|distributions} {increased|enhanced|boosted|raised} from 30 million to 39 million {during|throughout} that {period|duration}.