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Aramex officially declared that the pilot stage of its “Future Delivery Program” in Muscat, Oman, was successfully completed.
The test flights were carried out in collaboration with UVL Robotics, a pioneer in technology offering cutting-edge drone-based logistics solutions in the United States.
The drone testing is a part of Aramex’s “Future Delivery Program,” which aims to use the newest last-mile delivery technologies, such as drones and autonomous cars, to increase delivery efficiency, raise customer satisfaction, and reduce costs.
As Aramex strives to completely convert its fleet to emission-free electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars, this test starts a multi-phase program. The pilot’s main goal was to test a completely autonomous drone that could deliver packages in Muscat over various terrains, distances, and weather situations safely and effectively.
Alaa Saoudi, Chief Operating Officer – Express at Aramex, said: “Rolling out the Future Delivery Program demonstrates Aramex’s market leadership in last-mile solutions in the region. We believe the next generation of last-mile solutions, including drones and autonomous vehicles, will be a game-changer as it ensures efficient delivery while being eco-friendly.
Aramex intends to broaden the testing of its drone deliveries throughout the Middle East and its other key markets.
Currently, its Jordan operations have deployed electric vehicles with continuous electric vehicle testing across Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt. Aramex also plans to deploy an electric fleet across its core markets as a part of its broader sustainability mandate. BKM/ Expat Media
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