The collaboration will develop a delivery bot for pick up of packages, and focus on delivery in the Delhi-NCR region.
Zypp Electric, one of India’s leading tech-enabled EV-as-a-service platform has partnered with Flo Mobility, an autonomous small vehicle to build a delivery bot for Zypp deliveries for distribution within large campuses. Under the partnership, the delivery bot will pick up any packages left at the gate or entry and bring them to the door. Flo Mobility will allow Zypp delivery bots to navigate autonomously during delivery. It will keep track of Zypp Electric vehicles that are fitted with consignments and waiting for delivery personnel at the warehouse gate or entry.
“We are extremely happy to announce our partnership with FloMobility, India’s leading autonomous tech solution company for small vehicles. Zypp Electric is looking forward to making food deliveries smoother and smarter across various locations. It will also enable Zypp electric to automatically rebalance their e-scooter fleet on demand. Zypp Electric and Flo Mobility’s partnership will help take last-mile deliveries to the next level,” said Akash Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO of Zypp Electric.
Flo Mobility’s USP is a pure camera-based retrofit stack that is affordable and interoperable. The company was founded in 2019, and works at the intersection of sensors, computer vision, edge computing and actuators to deliver autonomy to the vehicles and equipment. The company deploys its technology on platforms such as electric scooters and agri-products. According to the company, the current autonomous industry is worth $128 billion (over ₹ 96,2451 crore), and India is poised to make a significant investment.
“Flo Mobility’s multi-utility autonomous platform has applications across industries including mobility and last-mile delivery. Zypp has been at the forefront of solving last-mile delivery inefficiencies and the adaption of electric scooters. With this partnership, we intend to disrupt logistics services by automating the most inefficient parts of the delivery person journey, at the warehouse and the customer’s doorstep. With a rush towards 10 minutes delivery promises, it’s critical to eliminate slack in the process while ensuring human safety at all times. Humans and robots working in tandem can help organisations achieve the desired service levels at optimal cost. Collaboration with Zypp Electric opens up a lot of possibilities for startups like us” said Manesh Jain, Co-Founder and CEO of FloMobility.
According to Zypp Electric, the company chose Flo Mobility as part of an EVolve Innovation Program with Enterprise Catalysts, an early-stage incubator. The program’s major goal is to assist EV start-ups that are aiming to improve last-mile logistics and the EV sector as a whole. FloMobility is one of the new generation deep-tech companies shortlisted by Zypp Electric and Venture Catalyst. Their innovative autonomy-as-a-service platform coupled with an innovative business model has great potential, and Zypp Electric will nurture them for their next stage of growth with orders and money in the amount of 1.5 million dollars.