Mobileye, Intel’s autonomous driving technology company, has just announced a partnership with Udelv to build a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles. The companies plan to deploy 35,000 Udelv-built “Transporters” by 2028, all of which will be powered by the Mobileye Drive autonomous driving system. The first 1000 carriers will be deployed in 2023 with Donlen, a commercial fleet management company that will be the first customer of this new system. Zero Emission Autonomous Transporter Vans Intended To Solve The ‘Last Mile’ Delivery Problem – Intel Says Last Mile Delivery Volume Is Expected To Increase 75-80% By 2030 Thanks To Continued Growth In Purchases In line.
The Mobileye Drive system that will power these vans includes 13 cameras, three long-range LiDARs, six short-range LiDARs and six radars; all of this hardware is managed by Mobileye’s EyeQ system on a chip. The end result of all this technology is Level Four Autonomous Driving, which basically means no human attention or intervention is required, as long as the vehicle is operating in designated areas. When testing is complete, these vehicles should be completely driverless, without even needing a safety driver.
Mobileye, that Intel acquired in 2017, is one of the most active autonomous driving companies on the market, self-driving car test in Jerusalem as well as under high speed highway conditions in Germany. The company also has huge car manufacturers Ford and Volkswagen as partners.
As for Udelv, the start-up has been quite active in the United States, testing Oklahoma City grocery deliveries And working on a trial run with Walmart in Arizona. It will be several years before we see the fruits of the partnership between Mobileye and Udelv, as the project vehicles with Donlen will not be deployed until 2023 – as such, it is too early to say exactly where these vans will first appear. . But if history is any indication, we should hear more of it when they go for testing, anywhere.