Last-mile delivery robots from Cartken, deployed by DPD UK, were awarded the Last-Mile Delivery Award at the second annual CiTTi Awards this week.
This year’s winning entry came from parcel delivery company DPD UK and AI-powered robotics specialist Cartken for the deployment of final-mile delivery robots.
With a fleet of 10,000 delivery vans and an annual turnover of £2bn, DPD recognised that the 410 million parcels it delivers each year have a major impact on society.
As part of the company’s commitment to net zero 2040, DPD decided to trial autonomous emission-free electric robots.
The robots are currently navigating pedestrian routes seven days a week to deliver parcels to home shoppers in two areas of Milton Keynes.
Commenting on their success, the winners said:“Its a really proud moment working for DPD, and its an honour to pick up this award in partnership with Cartken for our innovations in our final-mile delivery.
“Innovation is part of our DNA at DPD – I’ve never known another delivery company in the UK that uses robots to make possible what we have. I think we are at the forefront of innovation, which is the key to decarbonisation across the industry.”