Have you thought about how some emerging technologies have a potential to revolutionize transportation of products? The idea of delivering packages by drones, for example. In the past, that only seemed possible in science fiction movies. However, it is closer than ever to becoming a reality.
The drone delivery is considered a disruptive technology that will re-define the traditional delivery market. They are able to deliver products more efficient and cheaper than other delivering methods. Despite its benefits, the drone system is still being legislated by Regulatory bodies.
Companies like Amazon and Walmart have already announced their plans to invest on this kind of delivery. The Amazon’s delivery system has already a name – Prime Air, but the company is still developing the infrastructure required for it to work effectively.
Dominos has delivered some pizzas by drones this year, as part of a pilot testing program. 7-Eleven has also tested the technology and got great results: the company got the first fully autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence.
The purpose is to use drones for short distance instantaneous deliveries. Ultimately, this logistics technology is still on a test stage and not ready to run on a large scale.
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Drone delivery is the ultimate convenience for customers and may redefine the delivery market. But this is just one example of many innovations happening in the logistics industry. To find out other logistics technology trends, keep up to date with LoGo‘s blog.
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