Urban distribution of goods is changing by leaps and bounds and will do so even more in the future. The landscape of logistics and provisioning in cities is undergoing a deep change because of the commitment to more sustainable mobility systems and to new technologies.
Initiatives such as delivery on foot, the use of bicycle for delivery, carsharing or the introduction of sustainable vehicles in the delivery fleets are proliferating, increasingly, in the transport field. In the technological field, aspects such as advanced systems for route optimization based on artificial intelligence, improving traceability and gaining efficiency in the supply chain are becoming more prominent. In addition, several applications have emerged aimed at ensuring efficiency and quality mobility using innovative technology.
In the last mile delivery field, the new mobility strategy focuses on the proliferation of a network of urban minihubs, collection points or delivery on foot. New initiatives are also emerging with the aim of ensuring that deliveries meet user expectations as much as possible.
In this regard, one of the most innovative initiatives is the We Deliver service launched by Volkswagen Spain manufacturer, that will allow users to receive packages in their car trunk.
To be able to enjoy this service, the user of a Volkswagen car will have to be registered on the brand's digital platform. The client must first accept the order to reach the car, then grant the brand permission to remotely open and close the vehicle for that specific delivery and will then have to indicate a time slot and the approximate area where the vehicle will be parked.