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In recent years, the application of automation technology in the field of express logistics is emerging in endlessly, and there are great scientific and technological breakthroughs. Recently, wing, a subsidiary of Google, officially obtained the first commercial license for unmanned aerial vehicle express delivery issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

coincidentally, the northwest regional administration of civil aviation of China issued the measures for the management of logistics and distribution business activities of civil unmanned aerial vehicles in the northwest region (Trial) last month, which made it clear that civil logistics unmanned aerial vehicles that meet the relevant requirements and licenses can carry out cross regional cargo transportation and distribution business flights in Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia and Qinghai provinces (regions). This also seems to mean that with the continuous maturity of technology, the spring of UAV development has begun to come

unmanned aerial vehicles are used in the postal industry in many countries

in the future, 80% of the delivery tasks may be completed

in the past few years, unmanned aerial vehicle technology has made remarkable breakthroughs. France post, Swiss post, Australia Post, FedEx and China Post Shunfeng and other domestic and foreign postal express enterprises have already used drone technology in "We are partners, and we are constantly developing new products and functions.

Pleass, executive director of 2flow, an Irish warehousing and logistics enterprise, said that the last mile is the most difficult and expensive link in the whole package delivery process, which needs to correspond to different configurations. Its cost accounts for half of the cost of the whole delivery link. Because drones are faster, cheaper and can reduce environmental pollution, they are more suitable for the last mile delivery.

Philipp wrycza, a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute of logistics in Germany, pointed out that the application of unmanned aerial vehicles in the field of logistics will grow rapidly, which is mainly reflected in three automatic operation scenarios: transportation, warehousing and monitoring. The time of delivering emergency products using unmanned machines is 2/3 shorter than that of traditional warehousing operations using forklifts and manpower

it is understood that the Fraunhofer Logistics Institute set up a supply chain start-up doks in Germany in 2017 to provide logistics enterprises and automobile manufacturers with UAV and sensor technology, and use automatic warehousing robots and inventory management UAVs. It is estimated that in a working group composed of twoorthree employees and a forklift, drones can save 80% of warehouse inventory time and 90% of labor costs

according to the analysis, unmanned aerial vehicles will play an important role in the field of express logistics, whether it is delivered internally or to consumers. According to the prediction of NASA, 7million unmanned aerial vehicles will be launched in the United States by 2020. McKinsey, a world-renowned consulting company, predicts that unmanned transportation vehicles, including unmanned aerial vehicles, will complete 80% of the delivery tasks in the future

PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international accounting firm, predicts that in the next 12 years, there will be 76000 unmanned aerial vehicles in the UK, of which 11000 will be used in the field of logistics. The application of UAV technology in the UK logistics sector will drive a GDP growth of 1.2 billion pounds. Due to the improvement of productivity, 2.8 billion pounds of cost can be saved in the same period

gradually integrate into the manufacturing supply chain

the efficiency of the automotive industry has increased significantly

automotive manufacturers BMW and Skoda are using a large number of unmanned technologies to make them automatically perform real-time inventory checks

according to the logistics brief, BMW has used unmanned aerial vehicles in the factory in Leipzig, Germany, to replace the previous manual processing. The UAV can take 129 photos and generate 3D models to display the inventory of storage boxes, which is faster than manual work, and can protect personnel from the adverse environment

Skoda is also testing the use of drones to count the number of containers at its main factory in Boleslav, mlada, Czech Republic. Using lidar sensors, the UAV can capture 300000 images per second, with a maximum load of 5 kg and a maximum speed of 20 km per hour. At present, UAV counts the number of empty containers three times a day, and then automatically generates data and transmits it to its logistics department. Next, Skoda will also study the automatic charging device and automatic navigation charging technology of UAV, and extend the pilot to warehousing and other logistics links

ZF, an auto parts supplier, is testing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver parts in Germany. It is also the first German enterprise approved to use unmanned aerial technology in the factory. Haberstroh, head of ZF's supply chain management department, said that using drones can complete the in plant delivery task with a length of about 1 km, saving time and manpower in joules (J). In the long run, drones can also deliver packages in residential areas that are difficult to reach outside the factory

Ryder, a transportation and supply chain management enterprise, uses drones in its warehouses to inventory and monitor the production conditions of the facilities. At the same time, Ryder said that the use of drones can also prevent goods and vehicles from being stolen during transportation

security issues restrict the development prospects

UAVs may encounter old car stories

UAVs are widely used and have a bright future. But the most worrying thing about unmanned aerial vehicles is their safety

Garbett, founder of drone major group, a drone technology consulting company, said that the biggest problem of the UK drone industry is that under the current cumbersome approval framework, manufacturers and operators cannot quickly evaluate takeoff and landing technologies outside their visual range. To this end, the drone major group has set up a drone delivery company to provide the British government with commercial technical guidance for drones

safety is no trivial matter, and strict supervision is not excessive. At the end of last year, Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in London, was affected by the presence of drones in the airspace, and nearly 100 flights were diverted. Therefore, the UK has revised the air navigation order (2016) and stipulated that the no fly zone of UK airports should be expanded from 1 km to 5 km. Garbett suggested that the British Standards Agency and the international standards organization are conducting basic research on the standard of UAV, which makes the load and deformation change value of the test piece proportional to the electromechanical speed. However, it takes a long time, and in the future, more free space can be given to the commercial use of UAV in the field of logistics

although the prospect is bright, it is not very optimistic. To reach the level of changing the industry, UAV technology will probably experience the problems experienced by the automotive industry more than 100 years ago. Garbett said

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