The Future Of Delivery Services

 

 

 

The world of delivery is changing, and with new technologies revolutionizing the way that our products are delivered to us even more, it can be difficult to see where the future of delivery is headed. There are a huge number of companies looking to try out new technologies on the market to help streamline their delivery services even more. Here, we’re taking a look at the future of delivery services to see where the future lies beyond standard delivery options and parcel delivery with sites like parceldelivery.com. Without further ado, the following technologies are the ones that are set to revolutionize delivery services.

Drone Delivery

One of the major advancements in delivery services is the use of drones to deliver parcels. Companies like Amazon Air are looking to carry packages around the UK helping to improve the reliability of the service and speed by which packages are delivered. While there are a number of restrictions with this type of technology, for example, the amount of space available for a drone to land, lightweight products, living within range of an Amazon depot, and the drone only being able to fly during good weather conditions in daylight hours, this could be the start of something very different for delivery services to implement.

New Delivery Cargo Systems

This intricate vision was presented by Mercedes in January, and is nicknamed ‘The Vision Van’. The idea behind this is to cut down the time that it takes for packages to be sorted and then delivered, and it can organise and prepare a number of parcels for manual drop off purposes. The van is controlled by a joystick, and is powered by electric and designed to produce zero CO2 emissions. In addition to this, the van features two drones, meaning there is room to autonomously deliver various types of parcels by air too.

The Mole

The Mole is a concept developed in Cambridge, UK, and relies on a network of underground pipes/underground Royal Mail system in order to avoid all sorts of traffic congestion. The Mole is designed to deliver a large number of goods to businesses and suppliers currently and was trialled in Northampton where results suggested that The Mole has the potential to provide long-lasting benefits to towns suffering with high levels of congestion. If this system is successful, the initiative would be able to cut down costs and bypass traffic problems.

With robots likely to be on the road in the very near future, driverless cars looking to dominate traffic and underground mail systems delivering packages to our door without the need for a mailman, technology really is providing a new future for delivery. While it’s unlikely to see the disappearance of the standard parcel delivery service in the very near future, we could one day see a depreciation of need for traditional Royal Mail postmen and women. Technology truly is dominating the world and it’s easy to see how much of an impact technology can have when it comes to streamlining the delivery process for parcels and post in the future.

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Drones and How They Change the World Stock Market

The FAA is opening air space for commercial activities related to UAV, or unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones. This will heavily effect markets in stock as the drone market is seeing the global UAV market at about $15 Billion per year, growth up to $20 Billion annually by 2020.

The small cap stock sector is taking notice as drones, which range in cost from $2,000 per unit, to be used by farmers, up to $160,000 for military style devices equipped with infrared cameras, sensors and technology piloted from the ground.

Agriculture will claim 80 percent of the commercial market for drones. In just ten years, every farm will be using them for assessing water problems, issues with insects, observing roaming herds and stock, advanced monitoring of crop yields, which will save farmers time and money. Currently much of this data is obtained through satellite monitors.

Once the Federal Aviation Association establishes guidelines, it will open 100,000 jobs in the UAV industry.

Aljazeera America released a news story, May 16, 2014 from the crowded convention floors of military and non-military drones. Visitors from all over the world were present at the displays.
Now that military drones will be returning home to the U.S. with the troops, military manufacturers are reducing prices for drone components.

Civilian manufacturers are displaying drones for non-military purposes that range in size from computerized helicopters that fit in the palm of the hand to unmanned aircraft size planes, now on the market.

Startup competition is fantastic, growing in markets in stock presence, with over 50 companies alone with designs of drones with 10-foot wings spans, now that prices for components are dropping.

 

Phil Ellerbroek, director of sales at RoboFlight said the firm is set to post “triple-digit growth in drone sales and hardware in 2014”.

NASDAC: AVAV – AeroVironment, INC., Monrovia, CA, engages in design, development, production and support of UAV’s. Revenue reached $325 million in 2012, market cap now $503 million. 52-week trading ranged $21.14 – $34.28.

NASDAC: NTSC – National Technical Systems, Calabasas, CA, leading provider of engineering and testing services, offering end-to-end service for UAV in North America. Market cap approximately $81 million, 52-week trading from $4.02 – present at $7.++.

NASDAC: ASTC – Astrotech Corp., Austin, TX, provides support for UAV launch vehicles. Leads in provision of commercial aerospace services, (30 years). A first space commercial company. Market cap approximately $21 million. 52-week trading range $0.50 – $1.34.

Keep your eye on the following markets in stock: NYSE symbols: DCO, CVU and ORB.

Sources: https://www.avinc.com/, https://www.nts.com/, https://www.ducommun.com/, https://www.astrotechcorp.com/, https://www.aboutsmallcap.com/2012/07/25/large-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-market-expected-to-keep-on-growing/