November 24, 2020
In Australia, tradespeople such as builders make a total of 60 million unplanned trips to the store each year to collect hardware items, tools, or spare parts they need on the job. At an average of one hour each, these interruptions amount to $2 billion annually in labour and vehicle costs. They can also result in larger workflow disruptions, leading to lost time for clients, and in some cases, expensive contract penalties for delayed projects. By replacing a share of these trips, drone delivery could save households and industry time and money.