Last-mile delivery specialist Cleveron is attempting to make commercial drone delivery a reality by offering customers an opportunity to order cold drinks delivered by drones at a public beach in Viljandi, Estonia. Cleveron promises to fulfill orders in less than five minutes as part of a two-week trial to demonstrate the safe application of last-mile drone delivery.
The public drone delivery service enables any customer to order a drink via a text message, which are then deployed from the other side of the lake via drone. The solution uses a safety system called CleverNest, which enables the parcel to be dropped-off from a height of 2m (6.7ft), thus removing the danger of the drone hitting someone when landing or injuring someone when dropping the parcel.
Cleveron believes the drone delivery service represents the first step in the future of last-mile delivery by drastically reducing last-mile shipping times. It also enables deliveries to be made right to the customer’s doorstep.
To view a video of the drone delivery service in action, click here.
July 25, 2017