News launches world's first uav drone delivery trial

Chinese e-commerce company has launched the world's first consumer uav drone delivery trial.

On Friday, it began shipping packages in rural areas outside Beijing and in provinces such as Jiangsu, Shaanxi and Sichuan. According to the South China Morning Post, the company has started trials with five drones, according to Bloomberg, or 30 drones.

The size of this drone is from MSC1 and larger gasoline-powered CT-120. This drone can carry a weight of 5 to 15 kilograms, and a distance of up to 50 kilometers, or 31 miles. is China's second largest online direct retailer, but unlike its well-known competitor Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., it delivers its own products, making use of drones its Ideal choice.

Once the customer orders something from online, the package is sent from the distribution point to the drone point, where workers connect the package to an available drone and directly deliver the package to the customer to make the drone Services involve more in-house delivery than direct delivery to customers themselves.

Although it has only done a small-scale experiment at this stage, has obtained approval from the Chinese government to expand its services. The company does not shy away from its ambitions, and plans to have a fleet by the end of this year for more than 100 uav drone delivery routes.

"This is what we look at as a long-term project. If we take it to the most expensive area in China, the benefits are huge," Chief Technology Officer Chen Zhang told Bloomberg. "In some places, villagers have placed orders and can get the goods in a few weeks. Now maybe in a few days.

As the first company to use drones to deliver consumer goods, was named the world's first commercial uav drone delivery service company by Zipline Inc.

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