b"Automotive | Engineer InnovationAutonomous last-mile delivery droid manufacturer uses Simcenter software to gain competitive advantage with validated advanced safety mechanismsSiemens Digital Industries Software solutions enable TwinswHeel to save time and costs by streamlining technical choices, development and verification Seeking a sustainable solutionAutonomous driving has been at the center of attention and innovation in the automotive sector for the past five years and this continues to be the case. With urban populations rising, movement of people and goods in big cities must be reconsidered. Indeed, online shopping growth plays a role in traffic issues and raises logistical concerns with new regulations and traffic restrictions. The challenge of last-mile delivery is therefore being taken up by many manufacturers. It is considered the most expensive and time-consuming part of the delivery process and needs to be addressed more efficiently.Delivery drones and robots offerContributing to future urbanwith wheels to partially fulfill the role of sustainable last-mile delivery solutionslogistics a car. The first prototype had only two that are generating growingAfter studying the market and thebig wheels, but to stay competitive they investments. Indeed,demand for this new form of delivery,adapted the architecture and created a MarketsandMarkets predicts theTwinswHeel, a French startup foundedplatform with four wheels, which is autonomous last-mile delivery marketin 2015, decided to design a robot thatcloser to automotive and thereby will be worth $91.5 billion by 2030,could negotiate city traffic restrictionsprovides benefits of scale.supported by a McKinsey report, whichand receive acceptance in cities. First, mentions some organizations arethey developed the service for enclosedThe development of our robots is forecasting that 80 percent of last-milesites such as large factories andguided by three main concerns: design deliveries will be autonomous by 2025. warehouses and semi-open sites sucha safe and reliable vehicle that meets as hospitals and shopping centers. Nowcustomer demands, keep acquisition Capable of moving with little or nothey are working at a larger deploymentand ownership costs under control and human input, autonomous vehiclesin the city of tomorrow to delivershape an object that will generate combine a variety of advancede-commerce parcels or help craftsmenempathy and therefore public technologies and control systems.and people with disabilities carry theiracceptance, says Talon.Detecting the environment, identifyingloads. Their goal is to design and the appropriate navigation path ormanufacture droids that will contributeTo develop a technologically obstacles and interpreting all thisto future urban logistics. TwinswHeel'scompetitive robot, the TwinswHeel requires advanced sensing technology,droids can move in two main modes:founders have gathered a team of 12 computer vision, decision-makingcollaborative mode called follow-me orengineers, and since the beginning of intelligence and complex mechatronicin 100 percent autonomous mode. the development of their robot, systems that are not usually incorporatedTwinswHeel more than doubled their in non-autonomous vehicles. WhetherComing from the automotive industry,staff with dedicated engineering helping to carry heavy loads or solvingVincent Talon, chief executive officerdivisions for mechanical, electrical, the curb-to-door problem, a variety of(CEO) of TwinswHeel, says it was ancontrols and sensors integration cutting-edge technology is required.obvious decision to create somethingdomains. 45"