DHL's Parcelocopter Speeds Up Package Delivery Logistics

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 11, 2016
References: dhl & gizmag
Globally well renowned package delivery company DHL is introducing the third generation of its Parcelcopter, a drone that is more than capable of boosting existing logistics chains within the DHL service by making it possible to deliver packages with a degree of speed and efficiency that regular mail-delivery road vehicles simply cannot be expected to match.

The new version of the Parcelcopter can take off vertically like a helicopter before then moving forward like an airplane. It is capable of flying along at a speed of up to 70 km/h while securely holding on to a package that can weigh up to 4.4 pounds for a maximum distance of 8.3 km.

Ultimately, the new Parcelcopter well and truly proves that drone-based package deliveries aren't just a thing of the future, but are fast becoming a part of the present system of package delivery infrastructure.