Researchers are developing a transport drone capable of delivering packages. Carmakers and logistics companies are also looking into future airborne parcel delivery services for cities and rural areas.
German logistics giant Deutsche Post has said it's had its best ever second quarter in terms of operating profit. The surge came on the back of boosted online shopping, which had kept the firm's parcel service busy.
Swiss researchers are helping to develop a new logistics system for Africa: The idea is to use drones to transport medicine in areas difficult to reach by road.
Potholed roads, traffic jams, roadblocks and moving goods within Africa is often a logistical nightmare. Drones could help change this trend. Rwanda and Ethiopia have embraced this new technological advancement.
The German shipping firm's drones have carried over 100 parcels with full autonomy through rural and sometimes difficult terrain. The tests have emboldened DHL to set its sights on the arrival of urban drone deliveries.
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