Drones Take Flight in Indonesia Thanks To JD.Com

 

The government of Indonesia has approved drone delivery for the first time in the country’s history, thanks to a successful lobbying effort by Chinese retailer JD.com.

On January 8, JD.com’s drone took off from Jagabita Village in West Java carrying backpacks and text books to the MIS Nurul Falah Leles Elementary School. JD.com donated the school supplies to these students, part of their philanthropic commitment to education.

JD.com has been a big player in expanding Indonesia’s e-commerce. Since starting operations in 2016, JD.ID has serviced more than 20 million customers in 483 cities. This is an infrastructure and data network that JD.com has committed to assisting humanitarian endeavors.

Jon Liao, JD.com’s Chief Strategy Officer, extended his thanks to the Indonesia’s government to be part of the country’s history with this drone flight. Liao commented on his experience with drone delivery in China, the convenience it brings to customers, and the implementation of top-tier technology to further the service. Working with the World Economic Fund is and Indonesia’s government is sure to be part of JD.com’s future as they look to expand what the company can do for their e-commerce.

JD.com has long partnered with the World Economic Fund and has been a partner of their Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This part of JD.com’s work has been involved in forging partnerships to help frame policy, increase collaboration between stakeholders, and advance the science and technology that helps the business sector. Indonesia provides an opportunity for these parties to meet one of their top priorities, improving drone technology to deliver supplies to remote areas.

Head of Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace at the World Economic Forum, Timothy Reuter sees the trial run in Indonesia is a bright sign for the country and the future of the technology tested there. By aligning itself with commercial trends in China, Indonesia could become a business leader for Southeast Asia by using drone delivery to expand medical and humanitarian missions where commercial good can now be accessed.

Though there are regulations left to hammer out before drone deliver is the norm, the formal announcement was made at the World Economic Forum at Davos this January. Members of the Ministry of Transportation, Civil Aviation and Air Navigation of Indonesia were present for the inaugural flight. Find More Information Here.

 

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JD.com Strengthens Its Autonomous Logistics Capabilities With Launch Of Smart Delivery Stations

A few days before one of the largest e-commerce platforms in China making a debut in the largest consumer electronics show in the world, JD.com launched two smart deliveries in Hohhot and Changsha. This move has strengthened the China’s largest retailer’s autonomous logistics capabilities.

 

JD.com is striving to solve problems associated with last mile delivery. Currently, it is undertaking R&D, testing as well as personnel training in the stations. The JD’s robots can deliver up to 30 parcels autonomously within a radius of 5 kilometers. The robots are designed to plan routes, avoid obstacles and even recognize security lights. The use of facial recognition enables the vehicle to authenticate the customer and allow them to collect the parcels. The stations have been enabled to run full capacity and both robots as well as couriers are responsible for achieving the target of 2,000 package deliveries a day.

 

The launch of the stations came at a time when JD was preparing to attend the first Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is one of a kind in the world for innovation, latest technology as well as critical thinking.

 

JD.com planned to showcase the cutting edge technology that is transforming how items are being delivered in China. JD has been known for developing advanced technologies for e-commerce across the world. Attendees of the event also witnessed the first fully-automated fulfillment center as well as how underground urban logistics is transforming how shopping is done as well as how cities work. Find Additional Information Here.

 

Aside from the drones and robots, attendees at the event also enjoyed drone flights in virtual reality, and JD’s augmented reality fitting as well as styling software. Visitors of the event also got to know how JD is developing “Internet of Things” to the benefit of e-commerce world. JD.com also gave visitors a chance to experience how it feels wearing a special exoskeleton worn by staff when lifting heavy objects which typically makes lifting heavy objects easier.

 

JD is dedicated to its course of enabling people to shop whatever they want, wherever as well as whenever they want it. JD.com started back in 1998 as an offline store selling electronics. It later went e-commerce after sars outbreak and realized its potential to have over 1 billion products. The company has emerged the world’s third largest internet company with over 300 million active users.

 

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