Parcel delivery company, Hermes, have become the latest company to introduce new technology for parcel delivery services. The beginning for 2017 saw the roll out of self-driving robots in London, delivering parcels to your door. This is a promising start to autonomous deliveries in the borough of Southwark
Hermes have teamed up with Starship Technologies, whose design is based on a coolbox-on-wheels, has become a regular and welcomed sight for a handful of houses within the Greenwich peninsula. The new drones are 550mm tall by 700mm long and have the capability of carrying up to 10kg of parcels. The drones travel round the city at a steady 4mph and can be operational within a two-mile radius of their control centre
Hermes have released a statement saying, “Initially, the trial will allow the delivery firm to offer limited 30-minute time slots for the collection of parcels, either for items being returned to retailers, or for items being sent by small businesses or consumers via myHermes. Moving forward, the robots could offer Hermes greater scheduling and tracking capabilities”
Hermes’s CEO Carole Woodhead revealed that Hermes were extremely pleased to be working with a pioneering firm like Starship Technologies and to be able to utilise their expertise to explore exciting new ways that will further strengthen our portfolio of services. She also discussed that they could already single handle see the success they’ve had with food deliveries in London.