Flying drones and robotaxis will enable faster transportation of people and goods. CIOs must include air mobility in their supply chain strategies to remain competitive.
Zipline, a U.S.-based startup, is using contactless drone delivery to transport COVID-19 test samples in remote locations across five African countries. Local officials in Chile have launched a pilot drone program to deliver medications to people living in remote rural areas.
Last year, DHL launched a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in urban areas of China. DHL states that the service reduces delivery time from 40 to eight minutes for an eight-kilometer distance and can save costs of up to 80% per delivery, with reduced energy consumption and carbon footprint compared with road transportation.
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