The Drone Economy In China

September 4, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

It might be China that drives the rise of the drone economy writes Gwynn Guilford:

  • One company is testing drones that would deliver parcels in China.
  • The drone has a maximum altitude of 100 meters. Unfortunately it can’t carry packages weighing more than around 3 kg.
  • This isn’t China’s first experiment with drones – in July an aerial cake delivery “pie in the sky” service was launched.
  • Drones might be especially important to China as it is struggling with traffic and pollution in major cities.
  • China’s infrastructure is also ill-equipped to handle the rise of e-commerce. Drones that could easily connect the entirety of China would be a big boost.

Check out our series on the economics of drones here. And read more about what’s holding drones back in both China and the United States, and UFO drones over here.

Source: Quartz