Italy: The JRC of European Commission
In terms of communication and network coverage, the site hosts an internal base-station of a 4G commercial operator. In addition, on site there is availability of both ITS-5G1 and LTE-V2X2.
Several technological solutions have recently emerged to provide a response to this need: among these are Cargo Bikes and Autonomous Vehicles for last mile delivery. The companies Measy and Yape, respectively, have implemented these technological solutions that now need to be intensively tested in a real-world environment, collecting useful feedbacks that will allow to finalise their product and close the gap to the market.
In five to ten years, ADVs will likely not need to be accompanied by human delivery staff at all and will represent the third wave of widespread tech-enabled parcel delivery.
The refined versions of Yape and Measy will be ready to enter the market, providing a service for the last mile delivery that can be implemented in any city requiring it. The adoption of such technologies has a significative impact at different levels:
- Environment: both Measy and Yape propose green solutions for urban environment, contributing to the reduction of pollution in areas where such a problem is particularly critical.
- Economy: both Measy and Yape respond to the need of local retailers, providing them with a solution that guarantees maintenance of high-quality standards, while increasing their target customers.
- Working conditions: Measy has developed an e-Cargo Bike that significantly improves the safety and comfort of riders.