Eniverse Technologies and Skycart to bring autonomous drone delivery service to UAE

EniverseCurrently, Space Autonomous Drones is seeking legal approval from the Dubai government, with an official launch date for the company forecast to take place between 2018 and 2019. (Image source: Eniverse)Eniverse Technologies, a Dubai-based technology group, and Skycart, a San Francisco-based drones company, have announced their new partnership to create ‘Space Autonomous Drones’ in Dubai

In line with Dubai’s efforts to become the world’s smartest city by the end of 2017, the company is expected to introduce one of the world’s most advanced, sophisticated technologies to the skies above the UAE.

While the traditional shipping and delivery service sector remains a growth industry, Space Autonomous Drones will approach companies such as Emirates Post, Souq, DHL, Amazon, UPS, Aramex and Alibaba Group. The company will offer smart drones shipping solutions with cost savings and faster delivery times, maximising profit margins and providing an overall better customer experience to clients.

According to a new report has been released by Strategy&, part of PWC, the market for drones and drone technology in the GCC is expected to reach US$1.5bn by 2022 and will be driven primarily by oil and gas and utilities, which are expected to take a 43 per cent and 32 per cent slice of the market, respectively.

Once officially launched, the new technology utilised by Space Autonomous Drones will enable a wide range of customers to ship goods and products weighing five kg or less to locations across Dubai. During its soft launch phase, the company will be operating within specific areas including Emirates Hills, The Meadows, The Springs, The Greens, Jumeirah and Umm Suqaim.

“We spotted the great potential of Autonomous Drones technologies, particularly in relation to the Middle East,” said Mohammed Johmani, CEO of Eniverse Technologies and founder of Space Autonomous Drones. “Working hand in hand with Skycart, we feel very optimistic about the company’s future, because we will provide unique services that will enhance the experience of all Dubai residents.”

The autonomous, self-flying drones operated by Space Autonomous Drones will be run on cutting-edge technology through a mobile application that enables businesses to manage and track their orders. The first-of-its-kind technology in the world will adhere to the highest levels of operational quality and safety standards. Most importantly, it will drastically cut down delivery times – rather than following long and winding roads, the drones move freight as the crow flies, with operations taking place 24/7, 365 days of the year, with a self-steering and controlling technology and without a need for any human intervention.

Skycart will be responsible for bringing its drone shipping services experience and technology to the UAE, while Eniverse Technologies will be facilitating the entry of this technology and drawing the operational structure of Space Autonomous Drones to make sure it meets all the requirements and expectations of the UAE government and wider community.

Currently, Space Autonomous Drones is seeking legal approval from the Dubai Government, with an official launch date for the company forecast to take place between 2018 and 2019. With more companies and governmental entities such as RTA and DFA (Dubai Future Accelerator) conducting the latest technologies and best digital practices to provide the maximum quality of living for Dubai residents, such as the autonomous air taxi by RTA which has been tested in June 2017, and expected to start the trial operation in the fourth quarter of 2017, both companies said that they are confident that the new company will fulfil all the legal criteria and kick-start operations ahead of schedule.

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