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DHL sends in the drones

[ May 16, 2019   //   ]

DHL Express has signed a deal with EHang to launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution in Chinese cities. A five-mile route has been created for a DHL customer between its premises and the DHL service centre in Liaobu, Dongguan in Guangdong Province. It uses the most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in EHang’s newly-launched Falcon series, featuring the highest level of intelligence, automation, safety and reliability and reduces delivery time from 40 minutes to eight minutes while saving costs of up to 80% per delivery, with reduced energy consumption and carbon footprint compared with road transportation.