Chinese Delivery Drones with 15 kg Payload

Chinese Delivery Drones with 15 kg Payload

Drone package deliveries at less than 0.5 yuan (7.6 U.S. cents) per parcel Chinese delivery drones with a payload of 10-15 kg are currently operating in Suqian City, China – JD[dot]com has two drones capable of handling 200 parcels a day. With a range of 15 to 20 km at a speed of up to 54 km per hour, the drones automatically load and unload goods between depots rather than delivering directly to customers. >>> http://bit.ly/1Ua69bT #deliverydrones...
Getting the Par-TEA Started: Alibaba Tests Parcel Delivery Drones in China

Getting the Par-TEA Started: Alibaba Tests Parcel Delivery Drones in China

Alibaba’s Taobao tested delivering ginger tea bags via drone Unmanned Cargo Delivery Concept – Chronicle 11 Drones are delivering ginger tea in China  (February 04, 2015) (Editor’s Note: Limited pilot drone delivery program to help Alibaba market its e-commerce ecosystem.) What the Article Chronicles:  In February 2015, Alibaba’s online marketplace, Taobao, partnered up with YTO Express to run a real world test in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, allowing 450 people (on a first-come-first-served basis) to order ginger tea and receive it via UAV in less than an hour. For only 49 renimbi (US$ 7.84), those lucky enough to be able to participate in the pilot project were able to have a “unique and innovative shopping experience”. Destinations and routes were pre-set by staff upon receipt of order thus allowing the five quadcopters forming the trial delivery fleet to automatically deliver their payload. However, the tea deliveries were not performed directly to the customers’ doors, rather the parcel drones landed in pre-designated landing areas near residential areas similarly to S.F. Express’ concept given that delivery needed to be confirmed by signature. Unfortunately, there are no further plans to expand this concept. Link to the promotional Alibaba video can be found here or here. Official UAV / Drone Name: Not specified however it most likely was the YTO X650. Basic UAV/ Drone Description:  Quadcopter Payload: Up to 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) however the ginger tea packages delivered were limited to a maximum of 340 grams (12 oz). Range: Maximum of 10 km (6.2 miles) Speed: Not specified. Companies Involved: Alibaba YTO Express   What are your thoughts on the use of unmanned tea delivery drones in China? Comment below!...
500 Drone Deliveries a Day – Drone Delivery Services Booming in China

500 Drone Deliveries a Day – Drone Delivery Services Booming in China

S.F. Express Planning to Perform 1,000 Courier-to-Courier Drone Deliveries Per Day Unmanned Cargo Delivery Concept – Chronicle 10 原来如此 顺丰无人机物流细节首次公布 “Shun Feng non-pilot plane logistic details is published for the first time” (February 16, 2015) (Editor’s Note: Original article posted in Chinese. Google Translate as well as related articles from the DailyMail.com and DiscoverMagazine.com were used to compile this unmanned cargo chronicle.) What Article Chronicles:  S.F. Express, in partnership with XAircraft, began experimenting with drone deliveries in Dongguan, China back in 2013. Today, the Shenzhen-based company performs approximately 500 drone deliveries a day and has plans to expand its area of services to seven regions while at the same time doubling the number of daily packages it delivers. What sets these drone deliveries apart is that they are made between couriers and not directly to end-consumers as envisioned by Amazon, Swiss Post or Matternet. Packages are still delivered by couriers to the customer’s front door. What the S.F. Express low-altitude logistics concept does is replace the trucks that are typically used in the intermediate shipments. Goods are first loaded onto the drone by a courier at the point of origin (e.g. distribution warehouse) and the package is scanned to confirm the delivery address. The UAV then automatically flies to its destination. A message is sent alerting the receiving courier to clear the designated landing area. When the drone arrives, the parcel is scanned once again and unloaded from the drone. The UAV then returns to its base automatically. In China, commercial drone use is legal, nevertheless the work is carried out in close cooperation with the Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority as S.F. Express plans to expand its...

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