The Volocopter flew the 200 kg parcel to the address without any problems (extended)

The VoloDrone is the name of a German-developed logistics machine, powered purely by electricity, that is expected to change the way people around the world think about parcel delivery in big cities and expand the use of drones. The unmanned automated giant helicopter has successfully completed another test.
One step closer to reality, the Volocopter has achieved another milestone in the still futuristic-sounding promise of bringing the age of electrically-powered drone taxis within reach. The company, which has been working for a decade to make this dream a reality – and now promises to launch its first commercial flights to Paris and Singapore within two to three years – has in recent weeks successfully tested a so-called heavy-lift drone solution.

THE CARGO DRONE CAN CARRY YOUR PARCEL WEIGHING UP TO 200 KILOGRAMS AND UP TO 40 KILOMETRES.

According to a report on the breakthrough test flight, during the three-minute test flight in Hamburg, the cargo drone was able to climb to a height of 22 metres with its load and manoeuvre it as required without any problems. However, the load, loaded on a standard-sized Euro pallet on the bottom of the VoloDrone, was not only lifted, the heavy package actually flew: the payload was delivered to the designated address. The drone landed at the DB Schenker Cargo Bike site and, after successfully delivering the package, flew to its designated parking spot – and, like a household vacuum cleaner, switched itself on to a charger.

The VoloDrone is the name of a German-developed logistics machine, powered purely by electricity, that is expected to change the way people around the world think about parcel delivery in big cities and expand the use of drones. The unmanned automated giant helicopter has successfully completed another test.
One step closer to reality, the Volocopter has achieved another milestone in the still futuristic-sounding promise of bringing the age of electrically-powered drone taxis within reach. The company, which has been working for a decade to make this dream a reality – and now promises to launch its first commercial flights to Paris and Singapore within two to three years – has in recent weeks successfully tested a so-called heavy-lift drone solution.

THE CARGO DRONE CAN CARRY YOUR PARCEL WEIGHING UP TO 200 KILOGRAMS AND UP TO 40 KILOMETRES.

According to a report on the breakthrough test flight, during the three-minute test flight in Hamburg, the cargo drone was able to climb to a height of 22 metres with its load and manoeuvre it as required without any problems. However, the load, loaded on a standard-sized Euro pallet on the bottom of the VoloDrone, was not only lifted, the heavy package actually flew: the payload was delivered to the designated address. The drone landed at the DB Schenker Cargo Bike site and, after successfully delivering the package, flew to its designated parking spot – and, like a household vacuum cleaner, switched itself on to a charger.

The VoloDrone is the name of a German-developed logistics machine, powered purely by electricity, that is expected to change the way people around the world think about parcel delivery in big cities and expand the use of drones. The unmanned automated giant helicopter has successfully completed another test.
One step closer to reality, the Volocopter has achieved another milestone in the still futuristic-sounding promise of bringing the age of electrically-powered drone taxis within reach. The company, which has been working for a decade to make this dream a reality – and now promises to launch its first commercial flights to Paris and Singapore within two to three years – has in recent weeks successfully tested a so-called heavy-lift drone solution.

THE CARGO DRONE CAN CARRY YOUR PARCEL WEIGHING UP TO 200 KILOGRAMS AND UP TO 40 KILOMETRES.

According to a report on the breakthrough test flight, during the three-minute test flight in Hamburg, the cargo drone was able to climb to a height of 22 metres with its load and manoeuvre it as required without any problems. However, the load, loaded on a standard-sized Euro pallet on the bottom of the VoloDrone, was not only lifted, the heavy package actually flew: the payload was delivered to the designated address. The drone landed at the DB Schenker Cargo Bike site and, after successfully delivering the package, flew to its designated parking spot – and, like a household vacuum cleaner, switched itself on to a charger.

Source: dbschenker.com

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