JD.com, otherwise known as Jingdong Mall is a famous name in the world’s e-commerce sector. The store has been leading in the innovation of modern logistic systems, as well as the supply of a wide array of quality consumer goods. Jingdong serves millions of customers in Asia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world.
In February 2019, prominent e-commerce store, Jingdong Mall, publicized that it had partnered with Rakuten Inc., a prominent innovation company to introduce the use of JD’s autonomous and unmanned drones in Japan. The two companies will merge their innovation expertise to develop unmanned drones used in various logistic applications. For instance, the unmanned drones would be used to deliver goods to Japan’s mountainous areas, as well as emergency settings.
Rakuten has been working with government and corporate agencies to conduct drone delivery trials in Japan. In 2018, the innovator marked its last mile challenge after doing a successful unmanned drone delivery in Japan.
“Our tech company is privileged to collaborate with Jingdong Mall, China’s leading drone innovator. We will merge Jingdong’s drones with our unmanned delivery solutions to transform Japan’s logistics sector,” said Koji Ando, a senior executive at Rakuten Inc. JD.com has been developing drones since 2015. At present, the leading e-commerce store uses drones to deliver orders to their customers in Shaanxi, Jiangsu, and other major provinces in China.
Apart from the drones, Jingdong has been using autonomous robots to deliver customer merchandise around various cities, and university campuses. In fact, in January 2019, in their blog “JD Delivery Stations Get Smart Ahead Of CES Debut”, JD has talked about the launch of two smart delivery stations in the cities of Changsha and Hohhot, strengthening the e-commerce giant’s autonomous logistics capabilities.
“Jingdong has been using drones and autonomous robots for over two years. Our primary mission is to transform the world’s logistics sector. We want to make it reliable and affordable for everyone,” claims Jun Xiao, the manager of Jingdong’s innovation lab. See This Article for additional information.