Nowadays, with the continuous breakthrough of various flight control, navigation, communication and other technologies, the development of unmanned aerial vehicles is becoming more and more white-hot, and the industrial scale is also growing. According to relevant data, by the end of 2019, the market scale of civil unmanned aerial vehicles in China had reached 21 billion yuan, an increase of more than 50% over the previous year. At the same time, the number of industrial enterprises and products reached more than 7,000 and 400,000 respectively, with year-on-year growth of about 76% and 37%.
Under this background, the application of unmanned aerial vehicles tends to be more deepened and diversified. Aerial photography, agricultural plant protection, commercial performance and so on have gradually become important power sources for the growth of the industry market. In addition, the field of logistics and distribution is also becoming a new blue ocean for UAV applications. In 2019, the Civil Aviation Administration successively approved the pilot application of unmanned aerial vehicle logistics distribution by SF and JD, and issued the unmanned aerial vehicle logistics distribution experience license to Hangzhou Xunyi company.
The logistics distribution field is becoming a new blue ocean for UAV applications.
Up to now, domestic unmanned aerial vehicle logistics distribution pilot flights have accumulated to 15,000 hours, with more than 40,000 flights, covering Sichuan, Yunnan and other places, with remarkable results. In addition, during the epidemic period, the distribution value of unmanned aerial vehicles has become increasingly prominent, such as the increasing application of unmanned aerial vehicles in the distribution of epidemic prevention products, agricultural products and seafood. It can be said that the logistics distance of unmanned aerial vehicles is getting closer and closer to the full popularization.
However, although it is getting closer and closer, there is still a long way to go to realize it. On September 21, Ma Junsheng, director of the State Post Bureau, said that as an emerging technology of express intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicles are only playing an obvious role in specific scenarios at present, and it will take another stage for them to be fully popularized. As for the reason, there are still some restrictions on the use scope and scenarios of unmanned aerial vehicles, such as resource restrictions and cost performance restrictions.
At the present stage, unmanned aerial vehicles are expensive to use due to their high investment in technology research and development and high price. At the same time, the product standards, industry standards, talent matching and service matching of unmanned aerial vehicles are not perfect enough. In addition, the application of unmanned aerial vehicles has high requirements for airspace, the division of domestic airspace is not detailed enough, and the supervision of unmanned aerial vehicles is not comprehensive enough, resulting in frequent problems, all of which limit the commercial popularization of unmanned aerial vehicles Express.
Based on this, although the value of unmanned aerial vehicles in the field of logistics and distribution is high, the development and pilot projects are relatively successful now. However, in the absence of solving the above-mentioned problems, if unmanned aerial vehicles and distribution want to truly enter the public, you still need to wait for a certain period of time.