HUGO - Autonomous delivery robot for supporting peer to peer sharing of fashion and apparel products
|Coordinator||Högskolan i Borås - A1|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 000 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - April 2020|
|Venture||From linear to circular|
|Call||FashionTech Food Tech|
Purpose and goal
This project aims to adapt an autonomous delivery vehicle for circular flows of apparel and fashion products with the creation of a working prototype system and to develop a feasible business model and customer journey. The goal of this project is to adapt the autonomous electric vehicle HUGO to peer to peer garment sharing and rental services for apparel and fashion products.
Expected results and effects
The project specifically focus on reducing environmental, economical and social costs associated with last mile delivery of fashion and apparel products. Those cost can be, for example, that people are driving their cars to pick-up points or the store and distribution vehicles take up too much space in city traffic. In a sharing economy these problem can cancel the environmental benefits of sharing products but if managed correctly, environmental impact can be reduced by 50% compared to purchasing a new garment.
Planned approach and implementation
The project will be carried over the duration of 18 months in 5 work packages, with each work package divided into a number of tasks. The project consists of the following work packages: Planning Documentation and Follow Up, Research and Technical Data Collection, Research and Investigation From a Legal Perspective, Analysis of Software, Test and Evaluation, and Dissemination.