It’s hard to beat the speed and efficiency of a bike messenger when deliveries are kept within a downtown area. The busy streets mixed with the agility of a cyclist make for a good combination when it comes to moving things through a traffic jam.
One company is hoping to change the way food is delivered downtown, by taking cars off the roads and instead using autonomous bicycles.
The REV-1 by Refraction will soon be testing delivery, utilizing a small bicycle that doesn’t require a driver to get around. The company’s hope is to eliminate the need for cars or even people riding bikes, which can be somewhat dangerous, with these delivery robots.
The company just came out of stealth mode, which means it might not be long until you see one of these little speedsters running errands through your city’s downtown corridor.