JD.com tackles last mile delivery issues

JD.com tackles last mile delivery issues

JD.com has launched two smart delivery stations in the Chinese cities of Changsha and Hohhot.

The facilities are carrying out R&D, testing and personnel training to solve issues related to last mile delivery. JD’s robots can be loaded with up to 30 parcels and deliver them within a 5km radius. 

These can plan routes, avoid obstacles and recognise traffic lights. Facial recognition technology enables users to collect their parcels. Running at full capacity, the stations, operating with a half-half split between robots and couriers, can deliver up to 2,000 packages a day.

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