Jingdong’s vision of the Smart Logistics Underground Intelligent Hub Center."If water, gas and oil can be transported through underground pipelines, why not logistics? Intelligent transportation system through the application of linear synchronous motors, set up a very dense conveyor belt in the workshop, the capsules carrying goods can automatically change rails, automatically avoid, logistics system It is more compact and smarter.” This was a speech made by D. Bruce Montgomery, Chairman and President of Magnetic Aircraft Technology Corporation, at the 2017 Global Next Generation Logistics Summit sponsored by Jingdong Logistics on December 11, 2017. He is also an academician of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
The American Magnetic Aircraft Technology Corporation was founded by engineers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who invented the basic concept of magnetic aircraft in the mid-1990s. It was born in New Hampshire, USA. The early 30 engineers and scientists came from the U.S. military’s engineering department and some leaders. Engineering company. According to the official website of the company, it has been a number of Chinese cities in the past few years.DevelopmentProject.
At the same conference, Xiao Jun, vice president of JD.com and president of X division, disclosed that JD.com has begun to globally take the lead in deploying the application of magnetic levitation technology in warehousing and logistics, which will further improve the efficiency of warehousing operations and significantly reduce energy consumption. .
Jingdong had previously proposed the concept of an underground logistics corridor.
Jingdong said that after the cooperation, the two parties will jointly develop direct-drive wheel-rail and magnetic levitation technologies, and Jingdong will establish ground and underground intelligent rail transit networks in the future.
"This intelligent transportation network not only has the advantages of ultra-high speed, low energy consumption, no noise, zero pollution, but also can connect various scenarios such as retailers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and residential buildings in orbit to meet more logistics needs. Demand." Jingdong relevant sources said.
According to the analysis, if all this can be achieved, it will overturn the traditional transportation system and the warehouse transmission mode, which will have a great impact on the future.
According to the cooperation agreement, the two parties will jointly strengthen the demonstration and promotion of magnetic linear drive technology, and develop a rich application scenario of magnetic linear drive technology around the actual needs of the company, which will help boost its conversion. JD.com will make full use of internal corporate needs and external resources to provide business scenarios and project cooperation resources for U.S. magnetic aircraft, and provide third-party customers with more complete system solutions and convenient and high-quality services.
At the same time, JD.com will also jointly accelerate the training of magnetic power linear drive technology project talents with U.S. magnetic aircraft, jointly explore cooperation models, organizational models, promotion models, etc., develop new businesses, expand new markets, and conduct various scenarios in the logistics industry. application.
However, industry insiders believe that when this technology is landed, whether it can pass relevant policy approvals may take a long time.