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Chinese firm creates cable rail delivery system

  • Posted on Tuesday 11th, July 2017.

Chinese company, iBosst, has taken a new approach to the last mile delivery issue with a 'smart logistics' express cable rail system that uses shuttle robots to achieve same-day national goods and one hour delivery city-wide.

The system uses low-altitude static cable rails, similar to a cable car, with unmanned shuttle robots that can turn and shunt while carrying up to 100kg of goods along the cable to a destination.

The 'smart express' is part of iBosst's Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Bio-pharmaceutical (IAB) project, with first 15km of expressway completed in Xin'an Town, Huazhou City, Guangdong Province in May this year.

Ma Yasheng, Chairman, iBosst, noted that the completion of the smart express was a process of continuously challenging “impossibilities.”

The current construction cost of the smart logistics express is RMB150,000 ($29,000) per kilometre, and less than RMB100,000 ($19,000) per kilometre after mass production.

Ma noted that after launching the first smart express, iBosst will continue to improve its advantages in logistics cost, efficiency, smart transportation, promoting the deployment of new tracks and networks of smart logistics nationwide and extending value-added services in warehousing, payment, finance and big data.

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