Stay-at-home economy takes off, avilon drone logistics provides faster transportation solutions
Updated: Sep 20
In recent years, the stay-at-home economy has taken off, and people love to shop online, but the waiting time for goods is always unbearable. For this reason, logistics companies have begun to think about how to provide consumers with faster and more convenient methods. Drone delivery has become a new option, and has become one of the future business models that business tycoons are competing for a place in. Do you know the milestones of the international and domestic drone logistics industry have accomplished?
📦|Food & daily necessities delivery by drone
In 2021, Google Wing completed more than 100,000 express orders, and delivered a total of 10,000 cups of coffee, 1,700 packs of snacks and 1,200 roast chickens in Logan, Australia. The average delivery time of the order is 10-15 minutes, including flight time. It only took 2-3 minutes. The food platform Uber Eats is also interested in the business opportunities of air logistics and chooses to test the drone delivery service in San Diego, USA in 2020. The distance is expected to be about 2.4 kilometers, and the delivery time of its meals through drones only takes 7 minutes to arrive, which is 14 minutes less than general road delivery.
💊|The assistance of drones under the epidemic
In addition to the logistics, drones can also bring benefits to the medical industry.
The American drone medical solution "Spright" and the drone company Zipline have brought great help to medical care in remote towns and villages with drone during the pandemic. The operation of Spright has greatly improved the problem of insufficient telemedicine capacity in remote rural areas. During the epidemic, the supplies delivered to inconvenient areas include insulin, vaccines for children, emergency medicines and blood samples, etc., so that people don't have to travel long distances to the city to receive medicines, reducing the risk of infection from person-to-person contact; Zipline is cooperating with the governments of Rwanda and Ghana in Africa. In addition to delivering blood bags, emergency medicines and vaccines for the treatment of smallpox and polio to people in remote villages. It is the world's first drones that deliver COVID-19 vaccine during this epidemic, also assist in collecting coronavirus test samples from various places and sending them to the city's inspection centers, so that the government can quickly to stay on top of the epidemic situation in various regions.
These cases show that drone logistics does save a lot of time and cost for the original logistics method, and also brings great help to social development. However, what is the current development of drones in Taiwan?
📂|Recent Development of UAV Logistics in Taiwan
As early as 2019, "UAV Logistics Test in Alishan Townships" held by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, was successfully to use drone deliver antivenom to the Alishan Township Health Center in Chiayi County. Useing drones can shorten the original delivery time from an hour to just 10 minutes. It shows the important position of drones in rescue, which can greatly improve the distribution efficiency of emergency medical care in mountainous areas.
In April 2021, the logistics competition of "Integrated Pilot Program, IPP" organized by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Chunghwa Post. In this competition, UAV needs to transport materials back and forth between Donggang and Xiaoliuqiu. The most difficulty of this mission is that there is a vast ocean between two locations, and there is no stopping place, and the straight-line distance is nearly 14 kilometers. In the end, HANG JIAN Technology Co., Ltd. and avilon intelligence Co., Ltd. successfully stood out and won the championship.
These competition results show that Taiwanese drones have a certain foundation in logistics and can be practically applied into the market .
🏆|Rich experience in drone logistics of avilon intelligence
| Won the first prize of drone delivery competition(Integrated Pilot Program, IPP) held by Ministry of Transportation and Communications in 2021(Taiwan)
The logistics competition of "Integrated Pilot Program, IPP" organized by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Chunghwa Post, uses UAVs to load packages for cross-sea transportation. The purpose of this competition is to improve the timeliness of postal delivery between the two places through the high mobility of drones, and avilon is one of the planned participating teams. In the competition, avilon's Gryphon EX was used to carry 9.8 kilograms of cargo back and forth between Donggang and Xiaoliuqiu in 34 minutes to win the competition.
| Phitsanulok, Thailand
Two hospitals in Phitsanulok, Thailand, due to the vast hinterland of the hospital area, when medical supplies in one of the hospitals are insufficient, supplies must be urgently delivered from other hospitals to the areas where they are needed. Therefore, they decided to purchase the medical delivery solution from avilon intelligence to solve the problem. During the COVID19 lockdown, avilon's drones were also used to assist in the delivery of supplies.
avilon intelligence's drone logistics solution not only achieved good results in competitions , but also has already used in Thailand, and has helped the local area to maintain normal supplies even when the city is lockdown.
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