Small electric autonomous delivery vehicles (ADV) are expected to transform transportation of goods under the first and last mile. The expected advantages are increased transportation and energy efficiency, but it is also important that these vehicles are safe and accepted by society. The GLAD project will develop an initial knowledge base about the potential and challenges for ADV in Sweden. The research questions are:
- What functions are ADV expected to serve in the transportation chain in Sweden, and how will business models, policies and incentives need to evolve?
- How can safe, efficient and pleasant interactions with ADV be achieved, and what are suitable evaluation methods?
To explore these questions, the project will convert an existing small electric passenger car (Zbee) into an autonomous delivery vehicle, develop a system for remote support and vehicle management, develop suitable human-machine interfaces (HMI) and evaluate these in realistic user studies. The project is co-financed by The Swedish Transport Administration and involves the following partners: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Aptiv, Clean Motion, Combitech and Halmstad University.
Video 1: Intro Glad Project
Video 2: Who is driving?:
- Godsleverans med självkörande fordon den sista milen
- Clean Motion develops autonomous Zbee
- GLAD Brochure
- GLAD Additional info
- Azra Habibovic, Project leader at RISE | email@example.com