What is happening: On January 8, a JD.com drone delivered school books and backpacks to an elementary in Indonesia.
First: This was the very first sanctioned drone delivery test in Indonesia, which could pave the way for more commercial use in the near future. This particular drop off was overseen by the Ministry on Transportation in Indonesia, as well as Civil Aviation and Air Navigation.
WEF: The World Economic Forum recently brought out an Advanced Drone Operator’s Toolkit, to help government’s perfect regulations for the new mode of delivery.
Future: It is hoped that drone deliveries could bridge the gap between highly-populated areas and poorer remote populations without access to logistics services.
What did JD.com Chief Strategy Office, Jon Liao say: “We have been using drones for real deliveries in China for over two years now.”