CES 2018: as a vision of the future of urban delivery services, the e-novia ‘YAPE’ – an acronym for ‘your autonomous pony express’ – delivers goods around cities while avoiding traffic and producing zero emissions. the self-driving home delivery system is nimble, intelligent and lightweight, comparatively working as a robot on two wheels. it runs at a maximum speed of 3.7 mph on pavement and 12.4 mph in bike lanes, whilst offering a range of 50 miles.

 

vincenzo russi, ceo e-novia, discusses yape in italian
video by e-novia

 

 

entirely designed and built in italy, the e-novia ‘YAPE’ is able to rotate on the spot and utilzes autonomous electric engines. however, it enhances even more advanced technology in order to navigate cities. using sensors in the form of video cameras and lasers, the robot produces digital maps that can communicate real-time incidents, such as detection of holes, accidents and construction sites. with its ecosystem app, users can summon the ‘YAPE’, where, when it arrives, a parcel(s) of up to 70kg in weight can be placed inside its empty luggage compartment.


all images courtesy of e-novia

 

 

the e-novia ‘YAPE’ has successfully completed its first phrase of road tests in early december 2017, where after, it will be showcased at CES 2018 in las vegas, USA.

 

 

 

 

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