SEAT, Spanish car maker, has started the airlifting of products, which include steering wheels and airbags, from a supplier close by to its Martorell manufacturing plant, located close to Barcelona. This is in a bid the increase the tempo of its production process.
The carbon-fiber capsule acts as storage for the products, which then is loaded on the drone with the help of electromagnets.
The drone deployed by SEAT has been quite effective in speeding up production process
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From the launch pad, it takes off for the 15 minutes trip of 1.5 miles to the assembly lines of SEAT from the supplier. This process would have taken atleast 90 minutes if done via a truck.
The 1.7-metre diameter drone will be able to fly close to 100 meter at speed of 25mph above ground levels.
On daily basis, several flights have taken since the drone delivery system has been launched. The Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) is currently in charge of supervising this project.
Automaker SEAT Is Using Drones To Deliver Steering Wheels And Airbags To Its Production Lines
As of now, SEAT is the only main automaker from Spain with the capacity and infrastructure to manufacture its own in-house cars.
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Volkswagen Group is the parent company with major shares in the company, and also owning other companies such as Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, Lamborghini, Skoda, Scania, MAN, Ducati and commercial vehicles from Volkswagen.