At the beginning of this year, Meituan drones completed the first order delivery task for real users in Shenzhen, and in the subsequent anti-epidemic work, they established an “air channel” for the transportation of urban materials in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, and delivered them to residents in the quarantine area. Emergency supplies. Up to now, Meituan’s drone delivery service has been launched in 7 Shenzhen communities, covering more than 8,000 residents.
In this regard, Meituan’s UAV business person in charge Mao Yiyi said that Shenzhen’s unique policies and industrial advantages have made Shenzhen the first choice for Meituan UAV delivery services. At the same time, special factors such as the epidemic have accelerated the entire process.
It is reported that Shenzhen, as the capital of drones in China, formulated the “Shenzhen Aerospace Industry Development Plan (2013-2020)” as early as 2013, with drones as a key area and priority area for development. At the end of 2018, the Southern Theater Air Force Staff, Civil Aviation Central and Southern Region Administration, Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government and other units jointly organized and carried out the pilot work of integrated drone management, deployed and applied the CAAC unmanned aircraft air traffic control information service system. The country has taken the lead in realizing the coordinated management of the military, the local, and the civilian population, completing the establishment of restricted airspace, providing airspace information, and realizing services such as online flight plan approval.
At present, relying on unique policies and industrial advantages, Shenzhen has been centered on the drone industry, and gradually has a complete industrial chain resource including production, learning, research, and use. At the same time, it has established the best low-altitude airspace conditions in the country. The area of airspace suitable for aircraft flying reaches 65%.
“Meituan UAV is committed to building a low-altitude unmanned distribution network in cities. The exploration of urban scenes is the direction we continue to invest in.” Mao Yiyi also said, “Meituan is confident that it can handle the complex scenes in urban centers. Provide consumers with safe and high-quality drone delivery services. Landing in Shenzhen Galaxy WORLD is the first step for Meituan drones to explore the business district scene. In the future, we hope to realize multi-business district and multi-route operations in Shenzhen. , To bring more and better service experiences to the residents of this city.”