Road Haulage Home Delivery Firms Might See Drastic Time Savings in the Right Areas
WORLDWIDE – OK. It has to be said that we have in the past taken a slightly cynical view of the potential usefulness of some proposed delivery technologies, drones, airships etc. It may be however that the latest innovation, a partnership between a recent start-up business Starship Technologies and Mercedes Benz, has a little more going for it than some previously mooted methods. ‘Robovans’ are a new addition to the road haulage operators’ armoury of freight delivery methods and one well worth more experimentation.
Up to now delivery vans needed to drive individually to every address on the drivers manifest and ensure safe delivery to the customer. The new concept sees a van, stacked with individual crates of cargo for transfer by the driver to several secure autonomous robot ca