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Fetchr to help deliver UAE's first autonomous drone delivery service

Trio plan to offer 24/7 deliveries in less than 30 minutes

Fetchr to help deliver UAE's first autonomous drone delivery service
US-based logistics firm Fetchr has joined forces with Eniverse Technologies and Skycart to develop the very first autonomous drone delivery service in the region.

US-based logistics firm Fetchr has joined forces with Eniverse Technologies and Skycart to develop the very first autonomous drone delivery service in the region.

Fetchr said the tie-up with Dubai-based startup development firm Eniverse and San Francisco-based drone delivery firm Skycart will further state-of-the-art geolocation technology to send packages on behalf of its customer base via a new autonomous channel.

Dubai-based Eniverse Technologies teamed up with Skycart, a San Francisco-based drones firm, in July this year to form a JV to produce drones to delivery packages under 5kg across Dubai.

The addition of Fetchr will help take the project 'the last mile', acording to founder and CEO Idriss Al Rifai. 

“At its core Fetchr is a technology company, and this partnership represents a significant milestone for us as we work towards achieving Fetchr’s vision of enabling all deliveries through technology and disrupting the last mile delivery industry,” said Idriss Al Rifai, founder and CEO of Fetchr.

”These autonomous drones from Skycart will help us beat typical last mile challenges, and enhance the delivery experience of our customer while they are on the go. “We are committed to collaborating with the concerned authorities in the UAE and become part of the country’s endeavours to be at the forefront of global innovation and implementation of such advanced technologies,” he added.

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Mohammed Johmani, founder and CEO of Eniverse Technologies, added: “Today we mark the launch of a long-term relationship with Fetchr. We are delighted to be the first company to implement this new modern technology in the UAE, especially with a like-minded firm such as Fetchr in which we see great future growth potentials.”

Skycart's autonomous drones have the capacity of accommodating for different types of deliveries, and enable 24/7 deliveries in less than 30 minutes. The new collaboration is described as being a “gamechanger in the e-commerce market”, dramatically reducing the time needed between online purchases and package delivery at the doorstep.