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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