Delivery drone

In 2014 DPD group France started a project together with a start-up company named Atechsys with the goal to create a autonomous delivery drone. The operational capabilities of the drone is quite impressive. It can travel a range of 25 km, carrying a payload of up to 4 kg and reach a max speed of 30 km/h. It uses an embedded GPS and real time trajectory tracking system and has 6 motors. After a couple of years of testing and product enhancements to make it reliable and safe, the big hurdle has been legislation. But now the French aviation authority has approved for the first commercial route, which will be covering a distance off 15 km in the south of France.

One would like to think you would be able order deliveries to your front door from DPD. But the groups main market with this advance technology will be routes with delivery terminals and emergency/natural disasters.

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