Four day Experiment of e-Commerce Delivery Drones in Finland
Unmanned Cargo Delivery Concept – Chronicle 12
Posti, Sharper Shape and Verkkokauppa Experiment with Robotic Helicopters in e-Commerce Deliveries (September 2, 2015)
(Editor’s Note: A nice video can be found at the link above.)
What the Article Chronicles:
From September 2 to September 5, Posti (a Finnish postal, logistics and e-commerce services company) will be testing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) /delivery drones for the first time in Finland in what might also be considered the first European trial in an inhabited urban environment.
Flights will depart from the observation deck of the Verkkokauppa.com store at Jätkäsaari up to 3x per day. The drone will fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of its operator however a special landing site has been cleared at the island of Suomenlinna.
Official UAV / Drone Name:
Next Eagle UAV from Sharper Shape Ltd.
Basic UAV/ Drone Description:
Robotic helicopter or Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) based on a laser-based observation system to prevent collisions and maximize safety.
Only parcels under 3 kg (6.6 lb) from Verkkokauppa.com (a very popular online store in Finland).
A 4 kilometer (2.5 mile) route between the island of Suomenlinna (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Helsinki in the Finnish mainland.
Not specified, however the original Finnish article (http://www.posti.fi/lennot/) does mention the trip will only take 10 minutes. Thus, assuming the 4 kilometer (2.5 mile) route is only one way, this would mean flight speed is 24 km/hr (15 mph).
What are your thoughts on this Finnish eCommerce Delivery Drone Trial? Comment below!
I just have to give my idea what i think about delivery drones. As most of the populations lives on buildings and apartment and we could use drone to pick delivery from outside the building or from the main gate.
so if we have four rods and a IR sensor in attached on each bust fem cm beach from the inner edge so if the delivery box is out side the main gate or we can see the package from the heights of apartment we can send our own drone to pick the package. As soon as drone come over the delivery box and as soon as 4 IR sensor reads the vale the SM motors can make rods to hold tightens the package and so drone can bring the package to us through our window. And I am having no websites so i just copy and paste yours. I thinks this change in drone to minimize the human interaction in these covid days.