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Aramex tests robotic and drone delivery service in Dubai

The initiative is a component of the company's Future Delivery Program

by Staff Reporter
Aramex tests robotic and drone delivery service in Dubai

Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, announced the successful testing of its drone and roadside bot deliveries in Dubai.

The initiative is a component of the company’s “Future Delivery Program,” which aims to improve last-mile logistics through smart shipping solutions to facilitate faster, more eco-friendly, and economical deliveries.

Drone delivery service in Dubai

The primary trials took place at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in association with BARQ EV, a prominent commercial drone delivery service provider in the UAE, and Kiwibot, a company from Colombia that specializes in delivery robotics.

The tests were performed with the support of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSO), Dubai Future Foundation and Dubai Smart City.

Aramex tests robotic and drone delivery service in Dubai

Aramex tests robotic and drone delivery service in Dubai

Aramex utilized the drone delivery technology provided by BARQ EV, which is capable of operating multiple and continuous flights at long-range distances and different environments.

Aramex deliveries

The drones feature multi-directional sensors and a dependable fleet management system, allowing Aramex to achieve high precision in areas such as order placement, dispatch management, drone flight routing, and deliveries.

In addition, Kiwibot’s self-driving ground delivery vehicles use a combination of high-tech sensors, cameras, radars, and artificial intelligence to navigate through surroundings and obstacles.

It also utilizes an advanced GPS navigation system to generate virtual maps, establish multiple routes, and change course depending on delays or obstacles.

This initiative follows Aramex’s successful test of autonomous drone delivery in Muscat, Oman.

Aramex plans to expand its drone and robot delivery testing across the Middle East and Africa region, as well as other core markets where it operates.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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