Automated vehicles for city distribution tested in Mechelen
The delivery and supply of goods to city centers for retailers, restaurants and private recipients is a growing business field for logistics service providers. Electrically-automated vehicles offer the potential to make freight transport and delivery more environmentally friendly and dynamic and increase the level of service for customers. In the joint project "ALEES - Autonomous Logistics Electric EntitieS for city distribution" with the Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek (VIL), Fraunhofer IML developed possible applications and use cases of electrically-automated vehicles as well as technical framework conditions and carried out first tests in Mechelen (News Item Fraunhofer, 15 June 2018).
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