Home  |  News  |  Photo  |  Video   |  Travel  |  Learn Chinese  |  Opinions  |  EZFM  |  NEWS Plus  |  CHINA PLUS
Drone Delivery on the Way, Literally
   2014-11-20 11:25:21    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xie

This November 18, 2014 photo shows a DHL parcelcopter delivers medicine to the island of Juist from Norddeich in Germany. [Photo: Imagine China/Ingo Wagner]

German logistics company DHL has begun using drones for routine delivery of goods to a small island.

In a test program, DHL's "parcelcopter" drone made daily delivery of medical supplies and small parcels to the island of Juist from the harbor in Norddeich throughout October.

DHL claims that the project marks the first unmanned drone delivery service to launch in Europe.

The company says if the test program goes well, it could use the parcelcopter to make urgent deliveries to other areas that are geographically difficult to access.

The parcelcopter's flights are automated. It weighs about 5 kilograms and can carry loads of around 1.2 kilograms. It can fly at up to 65 kilometers per hour.

To read more sci-tech stories, click here.


1  2  3  4  5  
  Recommended
CRI Interview with Former Australian Foreign Minister
At the 5th World Peace Forum, CRI had an exclusive interview with Bob Carr, Former Australian Foreign Minister.
Along the Silk Road: Haji Fida Hussain--Pakistani Export Tycoon
Pakistani businessman Haji is exporting Chinese goods all over the world.


Share

               


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

                         
News
China
World
Politics
Business
Sports
Showbiz
Sci-tech
Photo
Recommended
China
World
Sports
Showbiz
Travel
Video
C4
The Sound Stage
Showbiz
Travel
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Travel
Destinations
Photo Gallery
Recommended
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ