New JV firm eyes Dubai drone delivery service by 2018

A new technology company has been formed in Dubai to produce drones to delivery packages under 5kg across the emirate.

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New JV firm eyes Dubai drone delivery service by 2018

A new technology company has been formed in Dubai to produce drones to delivery packages under 5kg across the emirate.

Dubai-based Eniverse Technologies has teamed up with Skycart, a San Francisco-based drones company to create Space Autonomous Drones which will target the logistics and delivery industry.

Space Autonomous Drones is currently seeking legal approval from the Dubai Government, with an official launch date forecast to take place between 2018 and 2019.

While the traditional shipping and delivery service sector remains a growth industry, Space Autonomous Drones said it aims to strike collaborations with companies such as Emirates Post, Souq, DHL, Amazon, UPS, Aramex and Alibaba group.

The company said in a statement that it will offer smart drones shipping solutions with cost savings and faster delivery times.

According to a new report has been released by Strategy&, part of PWC, the market for drones and drone technology in the Gulf is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2022.

Once officially launched, the new technology used by Space Autonomous Drones will customers to ship goods and products weighing 5kg or less to locations across Dubai.

During its soft launch phase, the company will be operating within specific areas, including Emirates Hills, The Meadows, The Springs, The Greens, Jumeirah and Umm Suqaim, it said. More info 

By Staff  http://www.arabianbusiness.com

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