Brazilian e-commerce company turns to drone tech for transportation


Brazilian e-commerce firm B2W is testing the use of drones to help with transportation work.

According to a report from Reuters, it is trialling the use of drones for transporting products from its distribution centres to its stores.

The move is part of a plan to increase efficiency and to help tackle the country’s logistical and security issues.

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Reuters detailed how, in an interview yesterday, B2W’s CFO said: “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.”

He reportedly declined to disclose the amount the company is spending in the venture.

The drone being tested using technology from Brazilian software engineering company SMX Systems.

It can reach up to 36kmh and can carry up to 2 kilograms.

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