The flow of goods from a transportation hub to the ultimate delivery location is referred to as the last mile in supply chain management and transportation planning.
A typical delivery to a private residence or residence can include large and cumbersome products that require setup or assembly within a home or business. Consumers are becoming more discerning in terms of what they expect from last-mile delivery.
The largest end customer of Remote Controlled Delivery Vehicle in the world is retail and logistics. The growing presence of e-commerce players and omnichannel merchants around the world is one of the main drivers driving demand for Remote Controlled Delivery Vehicle, particularly for last-mile deliveries.
The Global Remote Controlled Delivery Vehicle Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2027.
As part of a test of the technology, Choice Market plans to deploy a pair of remote-controlled electric vehicles from California startup Tortoise to transport products between its stores and commissary.
At an average speed of four miles per hour, the robots can make eight to ten deliveries during regular delivery hours and can travel one mile to a delivery location in less than 20 minutes. Tortoise offers adaptable APIs and online portals to retail customers so that businesses can personalise the ordering process.
Nuro, a very well-funded autonomous vehicle startup, has unveiled its third-generation autonomous delivery truck and claims to be ready to mass-produce it.
The automotive production-grade vehicle will also have new temperature-controlled compartments to keep items warm or cold, as well as modular inserts to modify storage. The new model will be created in southern Nevada at Nuro’s state-of-the-art closed-course test track and end-of-line manufacturing facility through a supplier collaboration with BYD North America.
The Estonian IT company Cleveron has created a solution to transport packages on its own after developing ones to store and robotically distribute e-commerce orders for consumer pickup.
The new option, known as the Cleveron 701, is an electric delivery vehicle that can be remotely controlled and is semi-autonomous, much like the Tortoise vehicle that Albertsons Cos. is now using to test home delivery in Northern California.
In order to transport items within a 15- to 30-minute driving distance of a merchant, fulfilment centre, or a dark store, according to Cleveron, the 701 will go in low-traffic areas like suburbs. It has a load capacity of roughly 500 pounds and a top speed of 30 miles per hour.
The device can be customised to function as a temperature-controlled grocery delivery vehicle, as well as a high-tech coffee robot or ice-cream truck.
Through a new two-year strategic agreement with KRS, an Idaho-based retail brand development organisation with a national footprint, Tortoise is extending its remote controlled delivery robots to convenience store chains across the U.S.
To assist its convenience store clients in providing cheap, same-day last-mile delivery choices, KRS will resell and disperse more than 500 of Tortoise’s sidewalk delivery vehicles.
Tortoise has made a significant shift toward robotic delivery as evidenced by recent partnerships with the last-mile logistics provider AxelHire, the grocery chain Shoprite, and the convenience store brand Choice Market. This shift enables Tortoise to introduce its robots into a wider range of markets.
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