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Jinshan inks deal with Meituan for drone delivery demo area

Jul 13, 2021

Jinshan District signed a partnership deal with e-commerce platform Meituan to set up a drone delivery operation demonstration area to expedite logistics services during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2021, which concluded on July 10.

Meituan expects to run drone delivery trials in the suburban district and develop a model from the pilot program for further potential expansion.

It's the first demonstration center of air logistics operation in China. With the capacity, parcels can be delivered to clients in 15 minutes. Meituan will also draw up drone delivery industry standards with relevant parties and government bodies so new technologies could better serve urban dwellers.

Meituan said it had made 200,000 delivery drone test flights of no higher than 120 meters by the end of June.