The internet of logistics is the trend

The biggest advantage of unmanned logistics is to improve efficiency and reduce costs, which is also the original intention of express delivery enterprises to deploy unmanned logistics. Take Jingdong Kunshan Unattended Sorting Center as an example, the sorting capacity of the Unattended Sorting Center can reach 9000 pieces per hour, and the efficiency of the package supply chain has increased four times. On the premise of the same site size and sorting capacity, each site can save 180 people. Unmanned aerial vehicles can shorten the time of traditional manual distribution several times or even dozens of times, and the logistics cost will be reduced accordingly.


The seemingly beautiful unmanned technology, but for consumers, whether it is " black technology" is not important, and whether it can get cheap, convenient, safe and efficient services from it is the key to the survival of unmanned logistics. Many experts in the industry have also raised questions. At present, unmanned aerial vehicles are affected by battery, load, weather, operability and so on. I'm afraid the delivery service provided in the next few years is not as good as " express brother".


In response, Liu Yanguang, general manager of the unmanned aerial vehicle industry center of Jingdong X Division, said optimistically that Jingdong artificial intelligence equipment has fully started its normal operation and entered all aspects of the intelligent logistics system. Since last year, UAV has already carried out the normal operation of logistics distribution in Jiangsu, Qinghai, Hainan and other provinces. " We rely on existing logistics distribution stations to build unmanned aerial vehicle landing and landing points, set up delivery points in surrounding villages and implement order distribution. Nearly 100 orders have enjoyed the more efficient and convenient shopping experience brought by unmanned aerial vehicles in advance. " Yan - guang liu said.


" The landing of unmanned distribution will bring technical challenges, the most difficult of which is to effectively combine technology with business and user experience. " Wang Huiwen said that for a long time to come, delivery delivery will be a mixed delivery of people and cars." Unmanned delivery vehicles are an effective supplement to riders, and they can work continuously, such as taking on more night delivery work. The rider is more flexible and can handle some complex scenes. The rider and the unmanned vehicle can play their respective advantages, improve efficiency and optimize the user experience.


However, the large-scale application of unmanned logistics still faces policy bottlenecks, such as unmanned vehicle routes and unmanned aerial vehicles that are not supported by existing laws and regulations.


" The science and technology of logistics and the Internet are the major trends for future development. Gao Hongfeng, president of the China Express Association, believes that the express delivery industry should cooperate with the industry and the supply chain to carry out innovative work in advocating citizens to implement planning standards, apply scientific and technological products, improve supporting policies, and implement supervision and management. With the iterative updating of technology and the improvement of relevant laws and regulations, large-scale unmanned distribution will gradually fall to the ground.