Udelv Unveils Autonomous Transporter Delivery Vehicle

IMAGE: Udelv Transporter

Udelv Transporter

California-based autonomous delivery vehicle developer Udelv used the CES show to reveal its Transporter vehicle – a cab-less autonomous electric delivery vehicle for multi-stop delivery.

The Transporter features a secure, self-contained, hot swappable modular cargo pod called the uPod. It can carry more than 900kg of goods, make up to 80 stops per cycle, cover up to 480km per run depending on the battery pack option and be operated by Udelv’s mobile apps.

DC fast charging allows for up to 355km of range to be added in 45 minutes. The Transporter’s top speed is a snip over 110km/h.

Udelv says the Transporter is made to deliver anything from convenience goods, e-commerce packages and groceries to car parts, electronics and medical supplies.

Loaded up with a suite of cameras, lidars and radars, it uses a self-driving system developed by Mobileye which includes that company’s Road Experience Management – a continuously updated map.

Udelv says it aims at having 50,000 units of the Transporter on public roads by 2028, with the first Transporters being deployed in 2023.

The company says it has already received more than 1,000 reservations for the Transporter.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (February 2022) 

26 February 2022

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