Dec 24, 2021|
Guangzhou Huadu District Partners with JD Logistics on Smart Last Mile Delivery
by Yuchuan Wang
Guangzhou Huadu District signed a partnership with JD Logistics at the Future Automotive and Mobility Conference held by the World Economic Forum in Guangzhou on December 21. The two parties will collaborate in smart last mile delivery and co-construct a demonstration zone for autonomous delivery vehicles.
According to the agreement, JD Logistics will provide its autonomous delivery vehicles for Huadu District, meeting specific needs of the individuals, institutions and enterprises. The two parties will build contactless urban delivery models and eventually open up and replicate to other regions. According to Huadu District, by 2025, the pilot zone will cover 970 square kilometers of the whole district.
Qiang Wang, head of the JD Logistics intelligent supply chain platform & JD-X logistics innovation lab, speaks on the conference
Qiang Wang, head of the JD Logistics intelligent supply chain platform & JD-X logistics innovation lab, said that JD Logistics will continue to join hands with more partners to explore in technology R&D and operations of last mile autonomous delivery technologies. “We will collaborate together to promote the construction of urban smart connected delivery network,” he said.
During this Singles Day, JD Logistics applied nearly 400 autonomous delivery vehicles in more than 25 cities in China, delivering 200% more orders compared with the same period last year. So far, JD’s vehicles have been used in scenarios such as residential compounds, commercial centers, business parks, hotels, university campuses, supermarkets and more.