Your post could soon be delivered by drone as Croatian Post has successfully completed its first drone delivery. In this first experiment from Croatia Post the postal drone flew from the mainland across the Adriatic to the island of Ugljan. According to information from Croatia Post the drone flew autonomously, at a speed of 35 km / h, for about 12 minutes, and successfully delivered its package.
This innovative new way of delivering post in Croatia is part of a pilot project with the Croatian company AIR-RMLD that deals with the development of commercial and industrial services using drones.
“Many postal operators began testing drone delivery a few years ago and noted some shortcomings. But with the added advancement of free-flying technology, the use of drones is being considered today even for the commercial delivery of shipments,” commented Croatia Post.
During the pilot project, the drone successfully delivered deliveries from Gaženica to Preko a dozen times, and it also flew by storm. The drone used in testing can carry loads of up to 200 grams, while flying completely autonomously in a pre-programmed route. The testing will show the possibilities of using a drone in the delivery of letters and parcels between post offices and indicate what the needs of Croatian Post are for this type of technology.
"Today, Croatian Post is testing smart solutions faster and more often than ever before - from augmented reality goggles, pallet-carrier robots to electric vehicles and drones. Our teams are engaged in artificial intelligence, robots, augmented reality, advanced data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT)," concluded Croatia Post.