Drone delivery to become a reality in India by 2018

The Indian government takes a progressive step in last mile delivery by finalising Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) on drones – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs). The draft of requirements is published on the Directorate General of Civil Aviation website for public review. Suggestions and edits will be collated by 31 December and employed to compile a … Continue reading “Drone delivery to become a reality in India by 2018”

India relies heavily on roadways for movement of goods

According to a report by Nomura Research, three-fifths of India’s transport takes place through roadways, far higher compared to some other regions of the world. This is evident because, despite the high costs of road transport, factors such as last-mile connectivity, the time taken by other modes of transport and limited coordination among road, rail … Continue reading “India relies heavily on roadways for movement of goods”

Google Street View: How algorithms index the physical world

Google Street View, the tech mammoth’s decade-old project, has captured panoramas of over 10 million miles of roads in 80 billion images from 85 countries and made it available online for public view. The mega-database, growing at expedited rates, will rocketeer Google’s already extensive conventional mapping data. Rather than simply pinpointing a street address in … Continue reading “Google Street View: How algorithms index the physical world”

Amazon pumps in USD 63 million in India’s ATS unit ahead of festive season

Image by: Shweta Singh Amazon plans to infuse another $62.7 million in its Amazon Transportation Service, ATS after opening its logistics arm for Indian rivals increasing its total authorised share capital to 8 billion. Amazon has so far invested a total of 2.1 billion in its Indian unit as the Indian logistics industry is expected … Continue reading “Amazon pumps in USD 63 million in India’s ATS unit ahead of festive season”

Allcargo Logistics to foray into last mile delivery

Allcargo Logistics, a global market leader in the LCL and FCL segments plans an aggressive entry into the last-mile delivery space, targeting domestic revenue of Rs.1500 crore. Investing Rs.1000 crore through its European arm ECU Worldwide, they plan to double their warehousing and logistics parks capacity to 10 million sqft by 2020. Read more