Meet China's growing fleet of automated delivery drones

Meet China's growing fleet of automated delivery drones

Chinese companies are going all-out on unmanned systems for delivery logistics. A fleet of new autonomous cargo drones, robotic trucks, and quadcopters are private-sector developments that are making China a future world leader in robotics.

Key findings

China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, is already making drone deliveries in Shanghai.

Alibaba is planning to begin production of a 4-wheeled delivery vehicle that people can unlock with a code or app to receive their package.

The second-largest e-commerce company in China has been testing robotic delivery on a University campus in China.

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