Jun 02, 2021 Article blog
Recently, in Chengdu Shuangliu Free Trade Test Zone, Shunfeng Group announced the establishment of a large-scale logistics drone headquarters base. This is the first official landing of the UAV regional logistics and transportation projects, a total investment of 740 million yuan!
A video showing Shunfeng Logo taxiing and taking off from the water has been widely circulated on the Internet. Shunfeng officials confirmed that this is a large drone, amphibious, made of carbon fiber metal material, oil-powered, operating load of 250 kg, cruising speed of 170 km/h, maximum cruising time of 10 hours.
1, which drone is strong?
Of course, it's not just Shunfeng, Alibaba and JD.com that have also dabbled in drones. J D.com already has a 100km/h drone that can deliver 5-30kg of cargo. JD.com is also testing large drones weighing 1,000 kilograms.
In 2015, Taobao's first single drone delivery, the height of less than 100 meters, load within 1KG, error within 2 meters.
From the load point of view, Shunfeng is still the leader.
Second, why can't drone couriers be popularized immediately?
According to the w3cschool editor-in-chief, drone couriers to popularize the country must first solve at least four major problems.
1, to avoid the plane was knocked down
Some netizens joked: "Shunfeng drone out, Taobao slingshot turnover greatly increased." "How to avoid aircraft being dropped, drone landings to take cargo as their own, this is technically necessary to guard against."
2, accurate delivery
At the end of the delivery phase, gps navigation alone is not enough. After all, like most parts of China, the population is densely distributed, and if you give a house number on the floor, the drone will start to crash.
Previously Taobao specializes in northbound wide downtown delivery, but also see good on the collection. In recent years, due to the frequent occurrence of drone disturbance accidents in the current domestic UAV application range within 500 meters, more than 1000 meters may endanger the safety of aircraft routes.
Avoiding collisions between aircraft and avoiding damage to people on the ground is still a problem to be solved by drone delivery. Small drones are vulnerable to factors such as trees, utility poles, birds and weather, even kites flying by children.
4, technical problems: such as load, battery life, precise positioning, autonomous driving technology.
Third, drones can replace courier brother?
Express transportation, supported by drones, is seen as the future of the logistics industry. B ut drones still can't replace couriers. The presence of drones will make distribution easier in the future for villages and remote areas with inadequate infrastructure and low population density.
And in the future, must still be by the courier brother in the drone network pick-up, complete the final distribution. So, the sisters can still see that handsome courier brother!