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Logistics UAV - tuyere rises, Lu Huanyuan

Logistics UAV - tuyere rises, Lu Huanyuan

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original title: logistics UAV - tuyere rises, Lu Huanyuan

in recent years, with the improvement of people's consumption ability and the change of consumption mode, China's e-commerce and express delivery industry has entered a period of rapid development and growth. At the same time, with the decline of demographic dividend, express delivery enterprises have to face the current situation of high labor costs and difficult recruitment, which also increases the difficulty of distribution. For express delivery enterprises, how to solve the labor difficulties and quickly solve the "last mile" end distribution, so that express delivery can reach consumers faster has become a pain point

as a black technology of logistics distribution, UAV, like the express robot, is the "last mile" weapon of logistics distribution. Compared with human distribution, UAV has the characteristics of intelligence, informatization and unmanned, and the distribution efficiency is higher. Therefore, it has attracted the attention of express, e-commerce and other enterprises, and has been evaluated by industry insiders as one of the three fulcrums of the future layout of terminal distribution in the express industry. Logistics UAV is suitable for small batch and high-frequency transportation. It is also one of the best choices for rural, mountainous and other remote areas and emergency parts delivery. In the express logistics market, UAV has the advantages of short distance, low cost, fast speed and high efficiency. It can be used in express delivery and storage links to help enterprises reduce human and material costs

the concept of using drone delivery was first proposed by Amazon in 2013. In 2015, Yuantong achieved the first show of domestic drone delivery. Then, express, e-commerce, takeout platforms such as SF, postal,, Suning, Cainiao, and hungry have tested the water and laid out logistics drone distribution. Among them, won the first national UAV logistics distribution pilot; SF has obtained the first UAV operation certificate in China; Hungry won China's first takeout drone route. The approval of these platforms by the flight line also further indicates that UAV distribution has made a breakthrough in China, and the landing of logistics UAVs has taken an important step

the application and demand growth of UAVs in the logistics industry has also driven the development of the domestic UAV industry, and there will be a market of 10 billion in the future. According to Yuantong Research Institute in the "UAV prospect analysis and express logistics industry application report", it is expected that by 2020, the scale of China's industrial UAV market will reach 16.4 billion yuan. In the future, the role of UAVs will become more and more powerful in the industry application fields, among which the demand for UAVs in agricultural plant protection, postal express, electric cruise and other fields is particularly prominent, and the total demand in the three main fields is more than 55000. At present, there are more than 300 units or companies in various fields of the UAV industry in China, including nearly 150 enterprises with a certain scale. Each enterprise has established a relatively sound system integrating R & D, manufacturing, sales and service

for this reason, yiou checked 10 domestic enterprises that produce and develop logistics UAVs in different fields:

Express Platform

SF technology

SF technology was founded in 2009, focusing on the research and development of information technology in the logistics industry. It is subordinate to SF express group and is the targeted IT service provider of SF express group. With the rapid growth of business volume and data volume, SF technology will further develop in new fields such as big data and mobile Internet

logistics platform

Alibaba rookie

rookie E.T. logistics laboratory is an internal research institution established by rookie network at the end of 2015, which independently develops cutting-edge technologies. It aims to develop a cutting-edge future logistics plan, which covers many links of warehouse, dry distribution and distribution. The developed products include unmanned aerial vehicles, end distribution robots, complex picking robot matrix in the warehouse, etc

self built logistics

JD logistics

JD x division of JD logistics focuses on "Internet + logistics" and is committed to building a future oriented smart warehousing logistics system. JD x business unit is currently independently developing a series of high-profile cutting-edge smart logistics projects, such as JD auto logistics center, JD UAV, JD storage robot, JD auto drive but fatigue experimental machine, and vehicle delivery

focus on logistics and transportation UAV

Hangzhou Xunyi

Hangzhou Xunyi Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2015, focusing on the research, development and application of fully autonomous logistics and distribution technology of intelligent UAV, so that UAV can replace human to complete logistics and distribution, so as to achieve significant efficiency improvement and rapid cost reduction in the end distribution link, Provide overall solutions for UAV distribution for rural station to station logistics and villa parks

in 2016, Hangzhou Xunyi received Angel Bay and Jiuhe investment; In 2017, it received tens of millions of yuan of round a financing led by Sequoia Capital China Fund (hereinafter referred to as "Sequoia China"), and angel round investor Jiuhe venture capital continued to follow

UAV intelligent equipment

1 Ewater

ewater Technology Co., Ltd. is an industrial civil UAV system manufacturer, and its business scope covers the whole industrial chain of civil UAVs. However, the latest research, called the impact of plastic packaging on life cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and Canada, covers a wide range of products, including fixed wing UAVs, multi rotor UAVs and heavy-duty unmanned helicopters

2. Yihang intelligent

Guangzhou Yihang Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. is an enterprise integrating R & D, production, sales and service of intelligent aircraft, which was established in 2014. The business includes Yihang 184 self piloted manned aircraft, intelligent UAV command and dispatching center, Yihang egret intelligent UAV fully automatic flight formation, Yihang Aerospace Eagle Industry Application UAV, ghostdrone series intelligent UAV

3. Zhihang

Shenzhen Zhihang UAV Co., Ltd. was founded in 2014, and is committed to building simple and practical UAVs. It has successively developed a series of industry breakthrough products such as eight rotor "Lingyun" and four rotor "phantom". At present, the products officially displayed are: V200, V230, V330, V400

in October 2015, smart Airlines received joint investment from SF express and aurora borealis

4. Founded in 2014, UVs intelligence system Shanghai Co., Ltd. (UVs intelligence system) is a company committed to building intelligent unmanned systems, focusing on the research, development and application of unmanned systems, and providing users with overall solutions for unmanned systems. At present, the company has launched freedom S100 light sport aircraft and u650 (logistics configuration/monitoring configuration) large amphibious UAV system. Now, youweisi is developing u5700 UAV

5. Zero intelligent control

zero intelligent control (Beijing) Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2007, focusing on Intelligent aircraft products and intelligent UAV overall solutions. Zero degree intelligent control started with the fixed wing core control system, and then expanded to the field of multi rotor UAV. The technology pool has covered the key fields of UAV such as flight control, pan tilt, HD image transmission, CV, binocular, image stabilization, and has launched dozens of products, including flight control system, stabilized pan tilt, commercial UAV machine, professional film and television aerial photography system

6. Kuhei Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., founded in 2016, is committed to changing the sky of future cities with technology. It is a start-up company that develops a series of intelligent equipment such as aerial intelligent robots based on culvert flight platforms and land and air amphibious vehicles. Kuhei technology plans to expand the commercial wasteland of intelligent air operation through the business model of machine sales and service customization

in 2017, Kuhei technology received millions of yuan of angel round financing; In 2018, the pre-A round of financing of tens of millions of yuan was completed, and the investor was Zhihe Travel Technology Co., Ltd

although the logistics UAV technology has developed rapidly in recent years, the demand is increasing day by day, and the market development prospect is very good, due to factors such as short battery life, limited load, low payload, easy to be affected by the weather, strict national supervision and so on, at present, the application scope of UAV in China is limited, and the UAV industry is facing many development obstacles. Although some enterprises have obtained certain operation authority, the layout of most enterprises is in the water testing and testing stage, mainly due to immature technology, imperfect industrial market, imperfect regulatory policies and other factors. Zhao Xiaomin, an express delivery expert, said that drones are becoming a "new outlet". However, subject to technology, cost, policies and regulations, most domestic enterprises are still in the testing or concept stage in the field of logistics drones

according to the research of the Research Institute and civil aviation management experts, the current regulator intends to give more regulatory authority to the General Aviation Association, but still hopes to have a unified platform to realize the controllability of UAVs. At the same time, the issuance of business licenses is also more cautious for logistics enterprises. At present, the civil aviation administration believes that the application in remote mountainous areas will mature within two years, while for urban applications, experts believe that there is still a long way to go

Yuantong Research Institute said that with the development of artificial intelligence and other technologies, the technical disadvantages will be further compensated in the future. From manned operation to remote operation to autonomous flight, the transportation of UAVs will become busier and busier in the future. In addition, with the upgrading of energy storage technology, endurance capacity and load capacity will be further improved, and the use scenario of UAV transportation will be further expanded in the future

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