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Europe’s first roadworthy autonomous delivery vehicle to be unveiled

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Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the unveiling of Europe’s first roadworthy autonomous delivery vehicle, Kar-go.

Developed by The Academy of Robotics, the electric autonomous vehicle promises to reduce the cost of last-mile delivery by up to 90%.

As an electric, fully automated system that can operate 24/7, The Academy of Robotics says that customers will be able to arrange delivery through Kar-go vehicles whenever and wherever is most convenient.

The Academy of Robotics states that it uses advanced evolutionary artificial neural networks to train the vehicle in a way which mimics aspects of nature and biology helping it to learn from events in the past and apply this knowledge to new situations it faces.  

Kar-go is manufactured in Brighton in partnership with classic car experts, Pilgrim Motorsport. The Chief Designer, Paul Burgess, is a former McLaren F1 designer, who worked on Hybrid P1 supercar and the record-breaking, Lemans winning F1 Roadcar.

Utilising safety practices honed in F1, Kar-go’s transmission design allows for navigational movements to be conducted seamlessly by the onboard computer.

 
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