Photo: Anja Weber
The last mile to customers
This exhibition showcases three vehicles designed to transport products over the last mile to customers in densely populated cities. Our Light Electric Freight Vehicles (LEFV) include electrically assisted bicycles, innovative container vehicles, and self-driving mini vans that can relieve traffic congestion in city centres and swiftly carry goods to consumers. Electric transport vehicles help reduce CO2 emissions in urban areas.
These innovative vehicles are part of a smart logistics concept that integrates networked, digital and intelligent communication technologies into the overall process: from ordering or booking products and services, to managing supply chains and production, to delivery to end users.
Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)
This vehicle is a delivery robot that independently navigates its way through traffic to its destination. Starships AGV enables suppliers to autonomously transport goods to customers. In 2018, the Autostadt launched a pilot project to test the vehicle's ability to deliver registration plates on the park grounds. You can see the AGVs in action on their way from the GroupForum to the CustomerCenter and back.
The multifunctional cargo bike from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is designed for car-free cities, large-scale industrial sites or inner-city traffic jams. Thanks to pedelec support, the e-bike reaches its destination quickly and conveniently. Versatile superstructure options make it an alternative to vans for logistics services or tradespeople. The innovative tilting technology gives the three-wheeler the necessary driving dynamics and can be deactivated to ensure stability and safety in traffic. A pre-series vehicle has been undergoing testing at the Autostadt since 2019.
Pedal Assisted Transporter (PAT)
The Pedal Assisted Transporter (PAT) by ONO is an innovative transport system that combines sleek design and emission-free pedelec technology with the versatility of a freight container. Goods are transported, for example, from city to city by ship, train or truck to decentralized warehouses. From here, they are transferred to ONOs before starting their journey to the customer. This system solution is designed to meet the growing demand for goods transport in cities and the need for environmental protection. A test phase for baggage transport in the Autostadt is planned for 2020.