Renault unveils last mile delivery robo-pod
Groupe Renault premiered its Renault EZ-PRO at the Hannover Motor Show, which is an autonomous, electric, robo-pod concept for last-mile deliveries.
It consists of an autonomous leader pod and driverless robo-pods. The leader pod holds a human concierge who supervises the delivery of goods and services and its fleet. Without having to drive, the concierge can focus on value-added tasks, such as supervising the itinerary planning and driverless robo-pods, or ensuring efficient and customised service, such as in-person, premium delivery of groceries or fragile objects.
EZ-PRO offers a safe and ergonomic solution for the concierge with front access, joystick controller and easy-to-maneuver four-wheel steering feature.
The fleet of driverless robo-pods either follow each other by platooning or can move independently.
Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Groupe Renault Corporate Design, said: "With EZ-PRO, we continue our exploratory work around urban shared mobility of the future. Focused on delivery solutions, this autonomous, connected and electric concept represents the ideal tool, being both a creator of opportunity for professionals and a facilitator of services for all its users, direct or indirect. It is based on Renault's expertise in commercial vehicles and on the brand's DNA, which places people at the heart of its solutions."