New drone delivery trial sees groceries sent to isolated community in Iwate Prefecture

March 31, 2020
by Rakuten.today
New drone delivery trial sees groceries sent to isolated community in Iwate Prefecture

Rakuten chalked up another successful drone delivery trial last month, this time demonstrating the service’s ability to reach a remote mountainous location in Iwate Prefecture, where many elderly residents struggle to go shopping for food. Having launched in September 2016, the Rakuten drone team aims to eventually provide sustainable delivery infrastructure where Japan’s conventional network …

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