Today, foodora and Tele2 are taking a step towards the future of home deliveries. The telecom operator and the Q-commerce* company have entered into a collaboration on a pilot for autonomous droids connected with 5G.
The pilot means that today the droid ‘Doora’ will take its historic first rolling step towards carrying out home deliveries in Stockholm.
Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept now being applied to Swedish home deliveries. IoT means that machines, vehicles, household appliances, and other things are equipped with built-in connected sensors and processors. foodora predicts that the number of home deliveries will increase significantly in the future, which is why foodora is constantly working to find smoother and better solutions adapted to the needs of the future.
By connecting to Tele2’s 5G network, the Doora droid can perceive its surroundings, communicate, and thus create a situation-adapted service – self-driving home deliveries. Doora has a camera that sends information via 5G in real time to foodora, which can track and trace the robot, while quickly sending data to and from Doora.
Stefan Trampus, Executive Vice President, Tele2 B2B and IoT, says:
“It is exciting that we, together with the innovator foodora, can carry out this test and get the opportunity to show the concrete benefits for both consumers and companies with 5G and IoT, such as stability, fast response rates, and higher speeds. With Doora, we really show what we can do with 5G, both now and in the future.”
“foodora is a pioneer in many areas and we are a fast-moving tech company that wants to lead the change forward. It feels exciting to work with a forward-looking company like Tele2 to create an innovative solution for third-generation digital commerce. foodora’s vision is that several hundred Dooras will roll in Sweden in the near future,” says John Denbratt, Chief Logistics Officer, foodora Sweden.
Facts about the test
The Q-commerce droid Doora is being tested around Stureplan in Stockholm today and tomorrow and can transport both food and other products weighing up to 20 kg. The plan is that the pilot together with two players will continue in the spring.
Facts about Doora
- Speed: 6 km/h
- Connection: 5G
- Battery life: 8h
- Charging time: 4h
- Manufacturer: Yape
- Delivery cost for customer: free delivery
*Q-commerce (Quick Commerce) is third-generation digital commerce. Launched by foodora in May 2020, Q-commerce means customers can, in addition to restaurant food, also have beauty products, books and technology delivered to their home in q-speed, within 30 minutes.
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