Scania’s new battery electric self-driving urban concept vehicle is designed with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivering goods during the day and collecting refuse at night. Scania’s engineers have taken the modular system to the next level in developing a concept vehicle that can change …
What if the future of mobility would not only mean the electrification of vehicles but also a real change on the urban roads where the streets are not blocked by parked delivery vehicles. With Ducktrain, German start-up DroidDrive has developed an electrical, automated logistics device that elevates light vehicle-based logistics to a new level of …
A ITF report analyses the impacts of increased automation of the driving task for road freight transport. It investigates the technology options from platooning to full autonomy and examines necessary policy responses. Focusing on the underlying regulatory frameworks, it asks how existing approaches can be maintained and when and how solutions will be needed.
Successful delivery consolidation strategies could be a trade-off between transshipment and distribution costs, externalities, the interest of stakeholders and the formulation of required and supporting regulations and incentives.
The development of autonomous delivery vehicles will revolutionize the consumer e-commerce environment, creating a new product delivery ecosystem over the next 20 years, according to a study by tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP.
Engadget presents Renault’s EZ-PRO as a ‘workspace, coffee truck and rolling post office’. Renault is trying to help us imagine a world with fewer cars. Earlier this year, Renault unveiled the EZ-GO concept, a sort of autonomous ride-sharing vehicle for the masses. The EZ-PRO is a last-mile autonomous electric delivery vehicle system.
With Vision URBANETIC Mercedes-Benz Vans presents a revolutionary mobility concept that goes way beyond existing ideas on autonomous vehicles. Gerd Reichenbach, Head of Strategy Mercedes-Benz Vans, presents the highlights of the Vision URBANETIC.
McKinsey presents an updated outlook for the last-mile delivery ecosystem, given the rapid development in technology. How will technological advances affect unit economics, customers, and competitive dynamics? McKinsey sees examples of technology piloting and testing across the globe. But they also see the beginning of series productions and scaling of technology deployment by several companies.
Autonomous delivery services are fast becoming another potential disrupter in the landscape of new technologies trying to redraw the map for final-mile urban delivery. Sidewalk delivery robots already are a reality in some cities, on college campuses and large corporate business parks.
Self-driving car startup Nuro is ready to put autonomous vehicles on the road in partnership with retailer Kroger to deliver groceries. This pilot will serve one single Fry’s Food and Drug location in Scottsdale, Arizona (USA). Customers can shop for groceries and place either same- or next-day delivery orders via the grocer’s website or app.