This urban delivery system is a new initiative transforming urban logistics in Vilnius, marking the city as the first in Europe to embrace a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles for its bussy center. This project heralds a new era in eco-friendly delivery, leveraging a fleet of electric-powered, driverless vehicles that navigate through city traffic to deliver groceries directly to consumers. The initiative is a collaboration between the innovative startup “LastMile” and “Clevon,” an Estonian pioneer in autonomous delivery solutions. These autonomous vehicles are uniquely designed with multiple lockable compartments to accommodate varying sizes of food orders, ensuring a seamless and secure delivery experience. What sets this apart is its commitment to sustainability and efficiency – operating completely free of charge for customers and reducing delivery service costs while minimizing environmental impact with electric propulsion. This system not only offers a more sustainable option for urban deliveries but also enhances customer convenience with real-time tracking and secure, code-locked deliveries.
Thematic Area – Climate change mitigation
Thematic Sub-category – Smart city solutions and tools
Type of Actor/Agent – Private business
Typology of Green Urban Site – Street and residential project
Green City Elements:
- Electric and Alternative Mobility
- Shared Mobility and MaaS, Servitisation
- Short Supply Chain
- Smart People
- Smart Mobility
- Artificial Intelligence.
Engagement and Consultation:
Target Groups – Citizens.
Public Engagement – Was not applied.
Consultation Tools Used – N/A
Innovation and Impact
The success of pilot phase has demonstrated its
effectiveness across diverse weather conditions
and urban terrains. With its proven adaptability
and customer approval, Urban Delivery is paving
the way for smart, green, and efficient urban
commerce, all while contributing to a more
sustainable future for city living.
Expected Impact Medium
Level of Scale of Innovation 5
Budget and Analysis:
Budget Spent, Source of Money: Private funds
Improved Air Quality, Improved environmental
resilience, Well-being benefits (such as people’s
perception of increased biodiversity and
improved visual quality of the environment),
Social cost savings (such as the impact of
reduced air pollution), Creation of green jobs and
business opportunities, Improved visual quality of
Challenges: For pilot to work legislation have to
be adapted for letting self-driving cars in the
streets of city.
Resources and Transferability:
Teaching Materials/Resources: N/A
Personal Skills Required: Low
Non-discriminatory Principles: Yes
Transferability Potential: High