Uber has filed paperwork with the FAA to start testing drones in San Diego for food delivery.
The petition seeks a series of exemptions that would allow Uber to use drones to transport food in the city of San Diego.
The FAA recently granted its first air carrier certification to a drone company, Wing Aviation, which will begin testing in Blacksburg, Virginia.
In Uber’s application, it said it would be using the AirRobot 200 drone, a hexa-copter which is larger than typical drones used by videographers.
It says the drones would not fly higher than 400 feet and have a range of 3.5 miles.
There is currently a public comment period on the FAA’s website .
An FAA spokesperson told 10News, “we will thoroughly evaluate all comments we receive, as well as the petitioner’s proposal and associated safety measures, before making a decision.”
Uber declined to comment for this story.