Zurich/Ebikon LU/Bern – Migros and Schindler are using a self-driving delivery truck developed by Bern-based start-up LOXO. Migronomous supplies employees at Schindler’s headquarters in Ebikon with products from the local Migros store.
Migros, Schindler and the Bern-based start-up LOXO are teaming up to test innovative delivery services. Since February 8, a self-driving electric delivery truck developed by LOXO has been delivering products from the local Migros store to Schindler employees at the Ebikon headquarters. The LOXO Alpha migronomous covers the approximately 500-meter distance at a maximum speed of 30 kilometers per hour.
In the pilot phase, the vehicle is to be gradually made independent. Only in the final phase will the Migronomous be fully automated, Migros and Schindler said in a joint statement.
“We are strongly interested in linking vertical mobility with innovative, self-driving transportation options,” Christian Studer, Head New Technologies at Schindler, is quoted as saying in the release. “Connected transportation solutions can make cities more livable and sustainable and make a crucial contribution to decarbonization.” For Rainer Deutschmann, Head of Safety and Transport at Migros, a self-driving delivery service fits in with the company’s pioneering spirit. “We can definitely see self-driving delivery services being an addition to our existing transportation fleet in the future.”
LOXO presented its box vehicle developed for last-mile parcel transport to the public for the first time in December 2022. The first completely self-driving delivery vehicle on Swiss public roads, according to the company’s press release, can transport up to 64 shopping bags. hs