Bestmile has announced that the it’s platform has been selected by EIT Digital, the European Institute of Technology Digital to develop a Last-Mile Automated Delivery (LMAD) solution using autonomous robots.
The European initiative intends to form a new startup that develops innovative digital services jointly with companies.
In addition to Bestmile, partners involved in the LMAD project include, GIM Robotics, BookIT, Picom, and Futurice.
The newly created startup will integrate the partner technologies to support new retail practices. The project expects to be able to demonstrate a solution in France and in Finland by end of the year.
The consortium aims to integrate diverse technologies to seamlessly support new logistics business models such as fast, efficient delivery in gated areas or parcel deliveries in business campuses using LMAD solution. Together, the consortium will deliver a complete solution:
? GIM Robotics will provide the vehicle platform with advanced outdoor navigation. ? Bookit Oy will provide the last-mile logistics user interface and applications. ? Picom will help shape retail delivery use cases and business models. ? Futurice will help design the service for commercialization. ? Bestmile will provide the Fleet Orchestration Platform that optimizes fleet efficiency and performance.
Raphael Gindrat, CEO and cofounder of Bestmile, ‘This announcement highlights the flexibility of the Bestmile platform to orchestrate multiple types of fleets.’
‘We are seeing more and more autonomous ground vehicle projects that need the kind of service optimization our platform provides,’ continued Gindrat.