On July 5, Meituan, China’s leading food delivery lifestyle services company, announced the launch of its self-developed fourth-generation small drones and new urban low-altitude logistics solutions. Our goal is to provide more efficient and convenient delivery services.
The new UAV is a rotorcraft (multi-rotor) type and is powered by a 12S Li-ion ternary battery. It is equipped with sensors such as 4D imaging radar in addition to a stereo vision depth camera. It has a maximum payload of 2.5 kilograms and a maximum flight distance of 10 kilometers when fully loaded. delivery within a 3-kilometer radius usually takes less than 15 minutes.
The head of Meituan’s drone business said, “Drones will not replace delivery workers or affect their work, and will play an important role in supplementing our transportation capacity. Even if we deploy drones for delivery throughout the region, there will be no more than 10 of them.” percent of the total number of orders.”
Meituan currently offers 15-minute delivery services within a 3-kilometer radius on 15 drone delivery routes in Shenzhen, Guangdong and Shanghai, and has received more than 167,000 orders.