Udelv will also deploy a Newton™ Autonomous Delivery Van (ADV) to Microsoft’s Redmond, WA, campus, the fourth state in operation for Udelv.
SAN FRANCISCO — July 3, 2019 — According to KPMG, more than 50% of total logistics costs for any retailer is attributed to last mile delivery. The same report predicts that autonomous delivery vehicles will dramatically change the consumer e-commerce experience, drive consumer demand for faster, easier deliveries and create a totally new product-delivery ecosystem. Autonomous delivery company Udelv is a leader in the change, innovating and working with prominent retailers to address the last mile challenge. They are optimizing their development and production operations with Microsoft Azure including Azure DevOps, Azure Machine Learning, Azure AI, high-performance Computing (HPC) data management services, and more.
Udelv will deploy their newest autonomous delivery van (ADV), Newton, to Microsoft’s Redmond, WA, campus to showcase its leading autonomous delivery service, dubbed “Autodeliv”. This marks the 4th state in which Udelv will be launching their ADVs.
Udelv’s mission is to enable the growth of e-commerce by reinventing delivery. As E-Commerce continues to grow and the driver labor pool shrinks, retailers will look to ADVs to fill the gap and provide consumers expanded flexibility.
Udelv offers one of the world’s most innovative and forward-looking solutions to a retailer’s challenge of providing scalable, cost-effective delivery models for their customers. The Newton ADV’s modular cargo space, 1,200lb carrying capacity, and experience of >10,000 autonomous deliveries projected by the end of 2019 means retailers can rely on a proven and scalable solution. The company plans on deploying hundreds of ADVs in key markets by the end of 2020. Microsoft Azure’s services for autonomous vehicles will enable Udelv to scale its service and continue to offer world-leading autonomous delivery technology.
Udelv CEO Daniel Laury said: “The collaboration with Microsoft is an endorsement of the autonomous delivery technology that Udelv’s team has developed. Our ongoing work in the areas of delivery-specific autonomous driving, delivery robotics, tele-operations, cloud-based fleet management, and mobile applications have led us to create an end-to-end solution acclaimed and embraced by the world’s largest logistics industry players. Building on Microsoft’s sales, marketing, and technical expertise, and Microsoft Azure’s enterprise-grade capabilities, Udelv is primed to successfully ramp up our ADV deployment which means more autonomous delivery vehicles on the road for more customers at a lower cost.”
Microsoft’s [Sanjay Ravi, General Manager, Automotive Industry,] says: “Udelv’s autonomous delivery service provides a solution sought out by retailers at a time when we are witnessing an explosion of e-commerce and a shortage of drivers. Choosing Microsoft Azure to power Udelv’s autonomous development and delivery services enables them to quickly scale its solution across the entire development workflow.
Udelv is currently making deliveries in the San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, AZ, and will soon be in Houston, TX, where the company has successfully deployed partnerships with major retailers in various industries. With its patent-pending Newton model, Udelv is leading the field of autonomous delivery for the last- and middle-mile industry. Udelv is already providing its autonomous delivery service to Walmart and will soon deploy its ADVs with other clients.
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About Udelv: Enabling E-Commerce
Udelv is revolutionizing transportation with its Autonomous Delivery service and its purpose-built Autonomous Delivery Van (ADV), the Newton™, for last and middle-mile delivery on public roads. Founded in California in late 2016 by Daniel Laury and Akshat Patel, Udelv is on a mission to reinvent delivery and shape the future of transportation. Udelv’s ADVs hold the promise of making our roads safer, making deliveries cheaper, and improving the customer experience, all by a vast margin.
In January 2018, Udelv successfully accomplished the first ever autonomous delivery on public roads. Since then, Udelv has completed more than 3,000 deliveries for multiple merchants in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere and is rapidly expanding thanks to very strong client demand. For more information visit, visit www.udelv.com or visit our press page.