SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Glovis Co., a logistics unit of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, is taking steps to develop a close-to-life logistics service in collaboration with a local self-driving robot developer.
The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with self-driving robot maker Twinny on Wednesday to develop a close-to-life logistics service using self-driving robots.
Twinny is armed with industry-leading self-driving technology and patents, with its self-driving robots being able to identify their location precisely even in a bustling indoor environment and transport cargo effectively to a destination.
Under terms of the MOU, Hyundai Glovis plans to develop a close-to-life logistics service by leveraging Twinny’s self-driving robots.
Once this service is launched, the self-driving robots will be able to deliver not only parcels and mail, but also food, convenience store items, and laundry to households and offices.
To this end, Hyundai Glovis plans to establish an indoor-based non-face-to-face delivery platform.
With this platform, consumers will be able to designate a delivery time and location through a smartphone application.
Once the delivery is completed by the self-driving robots, consumers will be able to take delivery of the goods after going through a simple verification procedure.
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