The last few years has been an exciting time to be in the commercial drone industry. We’ve seen drone adoption skyrocket across sectors and changing the landscape of how technology hits the market. For Pos Malaysia, they also don’t want to miss the opportunity in tackling the fast-moving tech by using drones to send out parcels.
1. The commercial use of drones to be implemented in the next five years
According to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, the postal and courier industry – Pos Malaysia will implement the commercial use of drones in the next five years.
It is aligned with the fast-pace technology has brought us today. Drones has been commercially used in various sectors – not only limited to photography and aerospace industry.
2. Many developed countries has been using drones
According to Gobind, countries like Switzerland were using ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ (UAV) drones. Besides, the Swiss Post has been actively using drones to send laboratory samples or specimens to clinics and hospitals since 2018.
3. Drones for emergency purposes
Drones have been widely used for various purposes. One example of drone use is to send medical supplies to remote and rural areas during emergencies or in the agriculture sector as in to observe the plant growth as well as to send fertilisers to extended areas.
4. Parcel drone competition
Parcel Drone Competition was jointly organised by Pos Malaysia Bhd and the Communications and Multimedia Commission Multimedia (MCMC) in an effort to improve parcel delivery in the country to be on par with developed nations.
The competition was its first step towards introducing drone technology in the parcel delivery segment into the company.
5. To uncover local talents in drone technology
The programme of using drones in courier service is in line with the ministry’s objectives under 2019-2023 Strategic Plan to spearhead digital economy and encourage high technology.
From the competition, Pos Malaysia will be able to uncover local talents with potential in the area of UAV and subsequently, give them support and recognition so they can progress to higher levels.