Wingcopter partnered with Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) to launch the company’s “Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung“ (“Drone-Cargo Bike Express Delivery”) project. This project offers residents of remote districts in Michelstadt, Hesse, the opportunity to have groceries and consumer goods delivered to their homes quickly both by delivery drone as well as cargo bike.
Residents of Rehbach and Würzberg can use an app to order everyday goods like non-perishable milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables, canned food as well as many other non-refrigerated products. Once the order is placed, they can have the items delivered to their homes at a desired time. The items are flown in by a Wingcopter drone to set landing points just outside of the villages. The orders are then transported to the end customers by electric cargo bike.
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We believe that a drone-based delivery service in rural areas can be a win-win situation: Residents benefit from better supply options, retailers can increase their customer catchment area without having to set up delivery services themselves. We also expect ecological benefits, as trips for smaller errands in particular can be substituted in this way,” said Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke, Director of the Research Lab for Urban Transport (ReLUT) at Frankfurt UAS.