(Yicai Global) Nov. 22 -- The next decade will see the artificial intelligent (AI) and 'Online Merge Offline' (OMO) contribute to the rise of the unicorns as the "new BAT" (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent), and the immediate delivery will be one of the biggest application scenarios, said Zhang Xuhao, CEO of ele.me, a large take-out platform in China.
In line with ele.me's plans, the "future logistics" consists of three stages, namely, intelligent deployment, the man-machine delivery and unmanned delivery, which will be featured by the construction of immediate delivery system, thus propelling the transformation of immediate delivery industry, the 21st Century Business Herald reported. Corresponding progress has been made in developing intelligent scheduling in the industry, Zhang said at an introduction event held by ele.me and waimai.baidu.com in Beijing yesterday.
21st Century Business Herald learned ele.me and waimai.baidu.com, a take-out platform of Baidu, Inc. [NASDAQ:BIDU]) have jointly developed a series of results since their merger.
Cui Dairui, head of the logistics technology team of ele.me, introduced the company's latest generation of 'Intelligent Logistics 5.0' has achieved the industry-leading scheduling across the whole city, thus greatly reducing the 'empty-loaded rate' of the delivery men to return to the business circle, and achieving an average reduction of the return cost of 62 percent.
Jiang Fan, a senior scientist at ele.me, mentioned the company will gradually apply the man-machine delivery with separate fetching and delivery, and eventually realize the most efficient unmanned delivery.
The research and development department "ele.me π" committed to the future logistics strategy made its debut at the introduction event. A smart headphone module, through which the delivery men can receive orders, user-calls and real-time voice feedback will be fully available on its official delivery app at the end of this year.