Hermes Innovation hub and self-tracking parcels
Hermes have set up a dedicated Innovation Lab in the centre of Leeds to develop world-class delivery solutions. They’re talking about exciting developments such as self-tracking parcels, intelligent delivery using location-based services and new tracking experiences.
The Innovation Lab will be tasked to work on integration with the new artificial intelligence devices coming onto the market. Hermes want you to be able to ask Amazon Alexa where your parcel is and for Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri to know which day your delivery is due.
David Turner who will head-up a team of four employees in his new role as the company’s Head of Digital Strategy & Technology Innovation. He said: “We will think outside of the box to create the next jaw-dropping innovations across the delivery sector, from self-tracking parcels to 3D printing and autonomous delivery. We look forward to delivering a portfolio of advanced solutions that will benefit both our retail clients and the millions of online shoppers across the UK.”
The team will also create a dedicated Innovation Centre within Hermes’ £31m state-of-the-art automated parcel distribution hub being built in Rugby. This will be somewhere for Hermes and their partners to showcase their latest innovations to clients and experiment with prototypes.