Refurbished brands provider- HyperXchange is looking to start a drone-based delivery network, in partnership with AeroNext, and is already in its testing process. The testing process is happening in Kolkata and the drone-based doorstep delivery of mobile phones will be provided in cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore etc near HyperXchange’s warehouses.
The company has partnered with AeroNext, a manufacturer of high quality and super-loaded drones in order to reduce product delivery time by 75%. Drones will be the future of intracity and intercity medium for logistics and transport. HyperXchange is all set to explore this nascent space and invest in building new-age technology and processes around it.
AeroNext was founded in 2018 by a group of drone enthusiasts and professionals. The company specializes in an array of subjects such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone, Internet of Things, Fixed Wing, and Aerial Robotics.
“We are currently evaluating the pros and cons of bringing this new age technology. The drone-based delivery pilot is meant to be an initial foray towards building an automated last-mile order delivery process – right till the customer’s doorstep ”, HyperXchange Co-Founder and CEO, Dipanjan Purkayastha said in an interview.
“We believe robot-led logistics is the future that consumer-focused companies like us should be investing in. hyperXchange has already built Artificial Intelligence into the core backbone of our tech infrastructure for product pricing, quality assurance, inventory management, and consumer experience management. Robot-led logistics enabled by AI is the logical next step”, HyperXchange Co-Founder and CFO, Dwijadas Chatterjee said.
It was only after the release of the first Drone Policy in India, guidelines were laid down to help companies effectively use this futuristic technology. Now Drone Policy 2.0 has allowed operations to be expanded beyond VLOS and the current limit of 200 feet. The draft Drone Policy 2.0 also proposes highlighting a maximum life cycle for every drone type and users must apply for re-certification at the time of drone’s life cycle expiration. This will help manage and regulate the industry while helping it provide a roadmap for innovation-led growth.