Deutsche Bahn invests in Skyports to bring drones to logistics supply chains

DB Digital Ventures, Deutsche Bahn’s digital business division, is investing in drone infrastructure company Skyports.

Through testing, the two organisations will explore how drones can be integrated into logistics supply chains.

DB will conduct a joint pilot project with Skyports to test drones in a logistics supply chain. The project aims to make cargo transport faster, more flexible and more efficient.

Sabina Jeschke, DB management board member for digitalization and technology, commented: “Drone technology is developing at a rapid pace. In collaboration with Skyports, we intend to research how to participate in this dynamic development for passenger and cargo transport.”

Duncan Walker, Chief Executive of Skyport, added: “As an environmentally-minded provider of mobility services and a leader in electromobility, Deutsche Bahn is the perfect partner for us, a company promoting the use of electric, zero-emissions aircraft”.

Skyports is the twelfth start-up Deutsche Bahn has invested in through this fund.

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