According to foreign media reports, the dream of transporting products through unmanned aerial vehicles or even autopilot has existed for many years or even decades. However, the current new crown pandemic makes this non-contact system more necessary than before. These technologies and the laws surrounding them are still developing, but some have begun to pave the way for making them the new normal. In Ireland, for example, Samsung will deliver some of the latest mobile devices via drones to make the process not only safe but also faster.
Even online shopping, the gap between ordering and receiving takes at least a few hours, sometimes even days. Due to the limitation of land or air transportation, the warehouse will usually deliver in batches. First of all, it is assumed that the inventory and courier can be arranged immediately. However, there is a growing trend and desire to deliver almost immediately, as fast as ordering takeout.
However, the only way to achieve this is through drones, which is why Samsung UK works with manna drone distribution in Ireland. The latter’s aviation class UAV can fly to 80 meters high and reach a speed of 60 km / h. In theory, under favorable weather conditions, this means that the total delivery time is about three minutes.
This rather bold venture comes at the right time, providing a non-contact alternative to the current online shopping system, some of which still require buyers to pick up the goods themselves. Of course, this is also an opportunity for Samsung to boast that it is a new form of retail.
However, not every Samsung product can be delivered by UAV. Currently, it is limited to the latest Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab s and Galaxy a phones, as well as Galaxy watch 3 and Galaxy bus pro. Delivery speed also depends on the distance from the buyer to the warehouse, so Samsung and manna were initially limited to customers in oranmore, Ireland. They do plan to expand across the country, assuming that the experiment is going well