Market Research Report
Delivery Bots and Drones Could Revolutionize Last-Mile Logistics
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||926176|
|Published||Content info||22 Pages; 12 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|Delivery Bots and Drones Could Revolutionize Last-Mile Logistics|
|Published: February 19, 2020||Content info: 22 Pages; 12 Tables, Charts & Figures||
As a result of rising labor and fuel costs, along with concerns about increasing vehicle emissions, many logistics stakeholders are experimenting with emerging technologies to reduce driver miles and fuel usage, such as delivery robots (bots), robotic delivery vehicles (RDVs), and drones. These technologies present a compelling opportunity to reduce carbon emissions, road congestion, and operational costs, while satisfying customer requirements for on-demand and hyperlocal delivery.
Delivery bots, RDVs, and drones are set to displace millions of truck and van deliveries over the next decade, as they are far smaller, more flexible, lower in cost, and naturally suitable for automation and electrification. These technologies are expected to make last-mile logistics (LML) more efficient and sustainable. They are also expected to transform local commerce and user experience through new business models such as on-demand store-hailing.
This Navigant Research ‘Strategy Insight’ report analyzes the current level of deployment of delivery bots, RDVs, and drones; their viability for mainstream market adoption; and the anticipated impacts of these technologies on LML and the broader transportation and logistics industry. Navigant Research, a Guidehouse company, also provides detailed and actionable recommendations for suppliers to capitalize on the growth of these advanced logistics technologies.