Last mile logistics for autonomous goods delivery

Robot ONA
Technical details

Leader: CARNET - UPC Technology Center


005 - Altran Technologies
005_4 - Altran Spain
016 - City of Hamburg
016_2 - ITS Hamburg
036 - Technische Universität Braunschweig, Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF)
040 - TomTom NV
040_1 - TomTom LTG
043 - Polytechnic University of Catalonia
053 - Barcelona Metropolitan Area
106 - EDC Debrecen Urban and Economic Development Center
EE139 - Spanish Directorate-General for Traffic
EE194 - PTV
EE700 - Otostolik Sp. Z O.O.
EE876 - Esplugues de Llobregat City Council
EE975 - Last Mile Autonomous Delivery LMAD

Action area:
Mobility and Transport
€ 20.600
  • 07% EIT URBAN MOBILITY. AMB budget: € 14.420,00

    07% EIT URBAN MOBILITY. AMB budget: € 14.420,00
In progress Done


Last-mile logistics operations in cities can increase traffic congestion, cause safety problems for pedestrians, bikers, and couriers, and contribute to air and noise pollution. To tackle these challenges, the LogiSmile partners are piloting a fully autonomous delivery system in three pilot cities: Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain, Hamburg in Germany, and Debrecen in Hungary.

LogiSmile will build an autonomous hub vehicle (AHV) that works with smaller autonomous delivery devices (ADD), which are essentially robots, and a remote back-end control centre which will manage communication between the main vehicle and other devices, collect data, optimise fleet operations and provide a fail-safe solution should a complex situation arise. 

The cities are assessing their infrastructure and legal framework to operate the system, revising their current traffic policies, and establishing a Code of Conduct to regulate human-autonomous vehicle interactions, including guidelines on sharing of data and interaction with third parties such as pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles.