A last mile mail and packet drone delivery trial was successfully completed between Lorong Halus and Pulau Ubin. the drone which was built upon the Pixhawk Steadidrone platform was by IDA labs to meet the new conceptual delivery platform from SingPost, and tailored for use in a challenging environment like Singapore. this is the first time in the world a postal service has successfully used an UAV for point-to-point recipient-authenticated mail delivery.
SingPost’s exploration of the drone technology is a move to provide enhanced end-to-end solutions to facilitate urban logistics as well as tap on the burgeoning e-commerce growth in Asia Pacific. the B2C e-commerce market in Asia Pacific is expected to reach US$175bn by 2016 and SingPost, which is equipped to handle postal and non-postal delivery, customs clearance and e-commerce warehousing, is emerging as a market leader in Southeast Asia.