AsiaIndustrial NetNews: Recently, express sortingrobotA video of the company went viral online, drawing attention to high-tech in the logistics industry. In the near future, drones for express delivery, smart cabinets to receive packages, etc. may become within reach, and ordinary users can also enjoy the convenience brought by high technology.
——The “Minions” of the express delivery industry
In this popular video of the operation of express sorting Robots, some robots equipped with orange trays shuttled quickly, delivering parcels to designated locations to complete the sorting.
According to media reports, the robots can sort and deliver small packages up to 60cm in length, 50cm in width and 5kg in weight. The scanning time of each code is within one second, the running speed can reach three meters per second, and 18,000 pieces of sorting can be completed per hour.
In this regard, netizens commented that “it seems to be seeing a group of minions” and “the sweeping robot has resigned to do express delivery”.
The operation screen of the express sorting robot.Source: Screenshot of CCTV news officer’s micro video
In terms of policy, promoting technological innovation has become an important task for the development of the express delivery industry. The 13th Five-Year Plan for the Development of the Express Delivery Industry issued by the State Post Bureau clearly states that express delivery companies are encouraged to adopt advanced and applicable technologies and equipment to promote the research and development and application of robots, drones and unmanned vehicles.
– Let the package fly for a while
Delivery is another key link after sorting. Many express companies have begun to deploy unmanned vehicles and drones in the field of logistics.
Take SF Express as an example. In 2013, SF Express began testing drones to deliver packages. According to SF’s annual report, as of February 2017, SF Holding had declared and obtained 111 patents in the field of drones.
JD’s drones have been put into operation in Beijing, Xi’an and other places. Chinanews.com learned from JD.com that as of November 2016, JD’s drones have completed more than 10,000 minutes of flight time, nearly 10,000 kilometers of flight mileage, and more than 1,000 flight times.
JD.com drones fly in the air for delivery.Source: Photo courtesy of Jingdong
Previously, JD.com’s unmanned vehicle delivery was successful in Yizhuang, Beijing. After the unmanned vehicle loads the goods at the delivery station, it will deliver the goods to the designated location through autonomous path planning, and notify the user to receive the goods through the Jingdong APP, mobile phone SMS, etc., and the user can open the warehouse by entering the delivery code before the unmanned vehicle. Receive goods.
Mobile phone software for couriers
– Real-time understanding of courier location and delivery time
If you can know the location of the courier and the delivery time in real time, you can reduce the waiting time for consumers.
Yuantong has launched the “Walker” mobile phone software, through which couriers can complete order grabbing, one-click scanning, and call and send text messages to customers. Function.
Chinanews.com learned from Yuantong that the map navigation function of this software allows consumers to know the “whereabouts” of the courier in real time, and to know the time of the courier’s delivery to the door, so there is no need to wait for the courier blindly as before.
Intelligent express cabinet
– 24-hour self-service pickup service
A special locker has appeared in some communities in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and other cities. The courier can put the express in the cabinet and notify the user by means of text messages, providing 24-hour self-service pickup.
At present, common smart express cabinets include Fengchao, No. 1 cabinet, and bird box. With this kind of smart express cabinet, office workers no longer have to worry about no one at home to receive the package, and the courier can also avoid a wasteful trip.
Data map: Couriers use smart express cabinets to deliver packages.
A citizen in Beijing told a reporter from Chinanews.com that smart express cabinets are installed in the community where she lives. Just enter the pickup code or scan the QR code to open the cabinet and pick up the goods.
“If you don’t have time to pick it up on the day, it’s okay to leave it for two or three days, but there will be regular SMS prompts to deal with it in time. Several express cabinets I have used can be bound to WeChat, and it is very convenient to check the status or the information of the courier. .”she says.
In terms of policy, the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan for the Development of the Express Industry” proposes to guide enterprises to optimize the terminal delivery method and form a multi-terminal service system such as door-to-door delivery, smart box delivery, and platform delivery.
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