“Last mile” distribution challenges efficiency, safety and quality of service
From the analysis of the pain points of “last mile” distribution, the core problem lies in the incompatibility of distribution efficiency, distribution safety and distribution service quality, and the fundamental reason is the difficulty of distribution standardization. The existing solutions in the market include self-pickup at community convenience stores, agreed delivery time, and set up community self-pickup cabinets, etc. These methods solve the problem of cargo safety and service quality to a certain extent, but only meet the needs of consumers. , while the supply side increases the distribution cost. In order to reduce costs and increase efficiency on the supply side, the “last mile” of logistics and distribution needs more intelligent means to optimize.
Unmanned distribution is mainly divided into indoor and outdoor distribution
From the perspective of the main application scenarios of unmanned distribution, it is mainly divided into distribution in a closed environment (indoor distribution) and distribution in a non-closed environment (outdoor distribution). For indoor distribution, the service is mainly provided by distribution robots; for outdoor distribution, the distribution logistics vehicles on the ground and the distribution drones in the sky work together.
Unmanned distribution logistics vehicles are in the experimental stage, policies and technologies are not perfect
Because the technology of unmanned delivery logistics vehicles is in the experimental stage, the related manufacturing industry chain is not perfect, and the cost of production and maintenance remains high. As a result, the government only provides technology research and development policies in practical applications instead of scenario implementation policies.
The commercialization of delivery drones is restricted by the state
Considering the issue of low-altitude flying to public safety, there are still restrictions on the commercial application of UAVs, followed by the technical problems of UAVs themselves.
The business concept of delivery robots has not changed yet
From the perspective of industry analysis of distribution robots, distribution robots, as a sub-industry of service robots, have relatively perfect technology and industrial chain, and have already stepped out of the test and R&D stage. The main existing problem is sales, that is, the promotion to B-end customers (merchants) is hindered, and the second problem is the diversity of technological development.
Delivery robots will take the lead in commercialization
It can be seen from the above analysis that, affected by the objective environment, outdoor distribution is more difficult than indoor distribution. Therefore, the distribution Robot in indoor distribution is the first to step out of the experimental stage among the three major unmanned distribution equipment, and has now entered the market promotion stage. Distribution robots have already been implemented, especially in the catering industry, and there have been good demonstration cases for commercial use, such as Yunji Technology, Purdue Technology, and Real Machine Intelligence. Therefore, it is speculated that in the field of unmanned distribution, distribution robots will take the lead in commercialization. With the reduction of national restrictions on the commercialization of UAVs, it is predicted that UAV distribution will become the next field of commercialization.
The above data comes from the “China UAV Industry Market Demand Forecast and Investment Strategic Planning Analysis Report” by the Prospective Industry Research Institute
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