Brazil: Brzail e-commerce firm B2W has started testing drones that would be used to transport products from the company’s distribution centres to its stores, reports Reuters. The move is part of the company’s plan to increase efficiency and solve the country’s logistics and security issues.
Fábio Abrate, CFO, B2W told Reuters, “We are working closely with the air space regulation agency, Anac, to help create these rules in Brazil. We expect to start using drones in our distribution by January 2021.”
Abrate added, “Delivering straight in the customer’s house is not something for now.” For starting the group will use drones to transfer its merchandise from its distribution to its stores.
The drones that would be used by the e-commmerce firm uses technology made by by Brazilian software engineering company SMX Systems. The drones can reach up to
The drone being tested uses technology by Brazilian software engineering company SMX Systems. According to B2W, the drones can reach up to 36 kilometers per hour (22.37 miles) per hour and may carry up to 2 kilograms.