Last mile logistics company Dodo has begun testing drone delivery in Hungary in cooperation with local drugstore chain Rossmann.
The company has been working on e-commerce, retail and fast-food delivery using vehicles and other means of transportation and is looking for ways to reduce delivery times as well as the environmental impact of logistics.
In the future, the company will work on faster and more accurate delivery but also less emissions and use of emptier roads in its collaboration with Rossmann.
The drone Dodo is testing will be capable of flight altitudes between 20 m and 50 m, a flight speed of 50 km/h and flight duration of about 14 minutes from the hub to homes.
In the video, the drone is shown being loaded at a Hungarian Rossmann and traveling across the river in the city and arriving at a home destination and dropping off the cargo.
The move continues a trend of numerous logistics companies turning to drones for delivery. This includes major logistics vendors such as FedEx, UPS and DHL but also a host of startups that are testing the capabilities of having parcels, food and medicine dropped off locally.