The Race for Last Mile Drones
One of the most difficult and expensive aspects of the supply chain is last mile and home delivery. However, from a customer experience standpoint, it is also the most memorable and possibly important. Autonomous last mile deliveries are part of the answer to the e-commerce boom that we are experiencing. I have already written about autonomous mobile robots and how they are changing last mile deliveries. Today, I want to look at last mile drones and what the future holds.
The use of last mile drones is still challenging for a variety of reasons including FAA regulations, public perception, and the technology itself. However, more and more companies are exploring the use of last mile drones, hoping to bring down the cost of deliveries while improving customer service. Here are six last mile drones to be on the lookout for, in no particular order.
Wing is a subsidiary of Alphabet, the holding company for Google and Waymo. The company has developed a fleet of last mile drones for…