The advent of autonomous vehicles will change the way businesses operate and make it easier to deliver their products to customers quickly and efficiently. From food delivery to large deliveries, the ability to develop and plan the "journey" of goods in real time will be transformative.
This Udelv Transporter is a good example of how you aim to scale last mile deliveries. With an important "diktat": avoid any waste and guarantee the greatest flexibility.
Where you want, how you want
The narrative on autonomous vehicles (of course, the one that highlights the positive aspects, of the real or presumed risks we already know everything) has already told us that these gadgets will be able to deliver always, at all hours.
It is not enough, however. Moving an autonomous vehicle in a "stupid" way means making it travel many useless kilometers, without improving delivery performance and end user satisfaction by who knows how much.
This is why it is important to provide logic to autonomous vehicles. Through the use of robotics and artificial intelligence, Udelv Transporter and those to come will be much more than delivery vehicles. They will be "delivery managers" able to agree with us a route and a time: always.
Delivery as service
You know the current system: you buy a product, you provide an address, and the goods arrive there. They take the time they take, and once they reach their destination they meet who they meet. If you are at home, there is a knock on the intercom and go down to collect. If you are not there, come back.
In fact, the service offered is that of transport. The focus, on the other hand, is delivery. The address, timing or method of delivery does not matter so much to the "Delivery ad service". What matters is to bring a product to the person.
Are you at home, but are you away for a job? You can connect with Udelv and have a product brought to you where you are, or meet halfway. Udelv will intelligently manage the deliveries he has on the list, reorganizing the route.
He will not have to go to your home, perhaps in vain, perhaps having to return the next day (other kilometers). Not bad.
It can also travel on the motorway (legal issues permitting, which is still important) and carry 900kg of materials (2000 pounds). Up to 110 kilometers per hour (70 mph) and guaranteed speed.
The plus, however, as mentioned, is in the Delivery digital platform. Through this integrated "brain" any delivery can be planned, booked and routed up to a maximum of 80 stops per trip.
The integrated software of the vehicle analyzes and solves the needs of the customers, studies by itself when and where to take technical breaks to recharge the vehicle.
And it does not create unions, but that's another story.