Drone Will Deliver Your Package In These 4 Indian Cities: But You Will Need OTP To Open The Package! (How Will It Work?)
The hyper-fast delivery space in India is at a very crucial stage. It is getting revolutionalized like never before. In this space, a lot of players like Dunzo, Grofers (Now BlinkIt) are trying to deliver within 10 minutes. Till now, Delivery Associates were being employed to deliver your orders, but don’t be surprised if you find flying drones getting the job done.
Zypp Electric to employ 200 drones across 5 cities
Recently, Zypp Electric which operates in the last-mile delivery space announced that it is getting into the drone logistics segment. For it, the company has partnered with TSAW Drones. The company is planning to deploy 200 drones in four cities in the first phase.
These services are planned in all the cities where Zypp Electric is operational such as Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune. According to the company, all the drones deployed will be equipped with smart lockers which can be opened only through an OTP provided to the customer, which will ensure the safety of the items at the time of delivery.
The company already owns a fleet of electric scooters to deliver medical, food, grocery in long distances and places with hilly terrains where deliveries through roads are tougher. For the same purpose, these drones will be added as an extension to the company’s fleet.
It should be noted that TSAW Drones is a start-up that works on introducing drones in logistics. The company has built an end-to-end intelligent technology stack that includes a smart ground control station (GCS), unmanned air traffic management (UTM), and AI-assisted smart fleet health management for drones.
Drones will efficiency of last-mile deliveries significantly
At present, long-distance, last-mile deliveries aren’t exactly efficient. They could be slow in progress due to traffic congestion and high dependency on human drivers. Amid these inefficiencies, the introduction of these drones for automated deliveries could reduce the time and cost of last-mile deliveries.
Zypp Electric Co-founder and CEO Akash Gupta said, “The best part is that drones are flying EV vehicles and they will add as an extension to our ground fleet of e-scooters to deliver medical, food, grocery parcels in long distances at 1/10th the time needed and also in hilly terrains where deliveries via roads are tougher.”
Zypp Electric mentioned that it chose TSAW Drones as part of its EVolve Innovation Program with Venture Catalysts, an early-stage incubator. The program is aiming to assist EV start-ups that are trying to improve last-mile logistics and the electric vehicle (EV) sector.