Magna develops and pilots autonomous, on-road last-mile supply resolution


Magna has efficiently developed and is piloting a novel last-mile supply resolution for city environments. The answer integrates a purpose-built, on-road, light-weight, electrical robotic; Magna-developed low-speed autonomous driving system; and supply software program.


With the aim of decreasing final mile supply prices and carbon emissions in cities considerably, the Magna new mobility group constructed a full-stack resolution, from the bottom up, leveraging {hardware} and software program from its automotive merchandise.

The Magna-developed robotic was launched on a pilot foundation with a pizza restaurant within the Detroit space in March 2022. Since then, it has delivered lots of of pizzas to residential and industrial areas close to the restaurant. Magna is utilizing knowledge and shopper suggestions to refine the service.

Magna’s robotic can journey at speeds of as much as 20 mph on public streets and the Magna-developed low-speed autonomous driving system makes use of cameras, radar, LIDAR and different {hardware}.

Increasing into the rising world of recent mobility is a key a part of our ‘Go Ahead’ technique that takes Magna past its present technical power in automotive and car programs, and into fully new markets and enterprise fashions. The following part on this pilot program is to use our learnings to additional refine the answer for a broader vary of purposes and use instances, scale, and unlocking revolutionary new enterprise fashions.

—Matteo Del Sorbo, Govt Vice President, Magna Worldwide and International Lead for Magna New Mobility

This growth and pilot program follows two further new mobility bulletins just lately made by Magna:

  • Enlargement into the fast-growing micromobility market by funding of $77 million in Yulu, India’s largest electrified shared mobility supplier, and scaling the battery swapping infrastructure required to assist speed up the electrification of India’s two-wheeler fleet; and

  • Collaboration with Cartken, an autonomous robotics firm that has developed autonomous sidewalk supply and supplies dealing with robots, for a robot-as-a-service enterprise mannequin with contract manufacturing. This contains Magna’s use of Cartken’s platform for various purposes.


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