Logistic experts have expressed their concern on Telsia motors founder Elon musk project of the subterranean tunnels freight transport system, and its widespread adoption. However, China’s giant e-commerce company, JD.com has announced its plan to launch a similar urban underground tunnel to deliver parcels to consumers and businesses.The announcement was released at the JD. Com’s 2018 global smart supply summit in the Chinese capital Beijing. The company announced it plans to roll out its smart urban logistics which will develop a design for urban hubs as well as top-level plans for the logistic system as well as to come up with platforms for big data and cloud computing for the logistic system.
The organization will constitute the business and academic experts from Nankai University, Institute Of Comprehensive Transportation, Beefing Jiao Tong University, Wuzi University, Shanghai Maritime University, and Sino Tran & CSC.The first item on this development is determining whether the underground system can utilize the subterranean tracks together with the integrated municipal pipe corridors. JD. Com has maintained even though the project sounds far-fetched; it is justifiable due to the high cost involved in last mile fulfillment of services in urban centers.Presently, the freight at JD makes a significant input to urban traffic emission, and consist of a third of the total road capacity as research papers from JD.com company indicates.
Chinas high rate of urbanization is likely to exacerbate the situation and cause intense environmental changes and pollution, which can disrupt people’s lives, as the firm stated.If the company succeeds in establishing a ground network delivery system, it will enable the urban logistic operation to be environmentally friendly as well as improve its efficiency, while at the same time preserving above ground space that traditional logistics system would occupy.Chen Xian Sheng, the Chinese Academy of engineering current director, said most smart and effective urban centers usually make the best use of their available resources and space. He mentioned that when he was launching the new institute of research. The development of the underground logistic system will not only help to alleviate environment pollution but save urban space as well.