According to reports, a person in charge of JD.com recently stated that they are preparing to apply to the relevant authorities for airspace use rights in parts of Daxing around the South 6th Ring Road, and hope to pilot drone delivery in Beijing for the first time. At the same time, this product was developed by JD.com to realize fully automated distribution, and it can complete automatic loading, automatic take-off, autonomous cruise, automatic landing, automatic unloading, and automatic return without manual participation.
Later, people in the industry expressed concern about this plan. After all, Daxing Second Airport is under construction. Considering that the location of the new airport is very close to the South Sixth Ring Road, approval of this project may be difficult. Although JD.com can control the height and use of the drone to avoid affecting the flight, it is unknown whether it can apply for a license.
“南六环试飞无人机快递”作出回应。 Interface News released a news today, saying that JD's public relations department responded to "Southern Sixth Ring Test Flight Drone Express". JD responded that it currently has no plans to adopt drone distribution in Beijing and does not intend to continue to promote drone distribution in Beijing because Beijing has strict control over drones and no flights are allowed on the sixth ring road.
2015年京东无人机项目获得正式立项，2016年5月，京东成立X事业部，并确立了无人机、无人车、无人仓三大板块。 According to the data , the JD.com drone project was formally approved in 2015. In May 2016, JD.com established the X Division and established three major segments: drones, unmanned vehicles, and unmanned warehouses. In June 2016, JD.com completed the "first order for drone delivery" in Suqian, Jiangsu, and its services are mainly in rural areas. At present, the Jingdong UAV operation and dispatch center has been completed in Suqian.