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Chunghwa Post trialing postal delivery by drone (2021/10/13)
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    Chunghwa Post trialing postal delivery by drone (2021/10/13)

    Chunghwa Post is carrying out trials on postal deliveries via drone. A recent trial sending a parcel from Pingtung to Liuqiu Island was hailed a success. But could drone post really be the future? Overseas companies such as Amazon, Google and DHL have all started delivering items via drone. Let’s see if it’s feasible in Taiwan.

    A drone is loaded with a Chunghwa Post package box. It zooms into the sky at Donggang Township, Pingtung, flying 13.3 kilometers in a straight line across the sea. In just a few minutes, it’s reached its destination.

    The recipients unpack well-wishes from across the waters, before happily sending back a thank you package.

    The transport ministry has its eye on drone post. Chunghwa Post is working with a private company to trial a drone delivery service for outlying islands. But another drone company is one step ahead: they’ve successfully trialed a mountain medical supplies delivery by drone.

    Inside this mini refrigerator is blood serum. A drone catches the wind and carries it 2,000 meters above sea level to the top of Alishan.

    The Taiwan-made drone is powered by a battery plus hydrogen. It can fly half an hour with a load of up to 15 kilograms.

    Huang Yen-ju
    Drone industry
    It can be used in emergencies, to overcome the challenges of the terrain. It can withstand near gale force winds or even higher.

    Wang Kwo-tsai
    Transport minister
    We’ve already had some initial successes, and I’ve asked them to continue the next stage with more practical tests, such as improving the overall functionality of the drone, the weight-bearing capacity, and the location.

    Officials are confident that drones will be part of the post network of the future. Perhaps good news will really be descending from the sky to your postbox one day soon.

    中文 Chinese  
    交通部攜手民間研發台灣"無人機"送貨成真

    在不久的將來,國內可能也會出現"無人機外送"?國外包含Amazon、Google旗下公司Wing、DHL等都已開始透過無人機送貨,交通部長王國材指示中華郵政開發相關技術,並攜手民間業者研發,最近一次東港、小琉球送貨畫面曝光,一起來看看。

    無人機底下放著一個中華郵政紙箱,飛在空中相當顯眼,從屏東東港出發、飛越海洋,直線距離13.3公里,短短幾分鐘順利抵達。

    收到來自遠方的祝福,當然要禮尚往來。

    交通部看準"無人機快遞"趨勢,中華郵政跟民間企業合作測試"離島送物資";在此之前,國內另一間無人機公司,也成功挑戰高山醫療物資運送!

    小冰箱裝著血清,拉升到海拔2千多公尺,克服高山地形、瞬間強風,把醫療物資送到阿里山。

    MIT無人機,採用電池、氫氣發動,飛半個小時沒問題,最多能負重15公斤。

    [[無人機業者黃嬿儒]]
    “災防應用,需要克服地形困難,可以抗到至少7級風”

    [[交通部長王國材]]
    “現在已經有初步成果,我有請他們繼續下一期做更務實的,比如說在載重,定位,整個無人機功能提升都會加強”

    交通部攜手民間企業開發無人機快遞,相信在不久的將來,台灣也能實現"喜從天降"的便利!

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