The AUTONOMOUS DELIVERY DEVICE (ADD) project, winner in the enerTIC Awards 2019

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On 12 December 2019, the enerTIC platform gave an award for the best project in the Smart Vehicle category to the Autonomous Delivery Device (ADD), which was developed as part of the Carnet initiative in collaboration with SEAT. The prize was received by Andreu Solà Gomfaus, from the car company’s User Experience and New Mobility department.

The Autonomous Delivery Device (ADD) is an autonomous vehicle of small dimensions (1.2 m3) designed for last-mile delivery of goods. The ADD generates virtual models of its environment by means of a Lidar 3D camera and laser technology, to avoid potential obstacles, optimise its route and minimise transport times. In addition, it is a modular, scalable vehicle, so flexible fleets of vehicles can be created and adapted to the needs of different operators. It is estimated that the emergence of ADD could lead to an up to 70% reduction in the number of vans operating in cities to deliver goods, which in turn will cut CO2 emissions by 30% in town and city centres.

The INVADE project was a finalist in the Horizonte Europa category. INVADE optimises available energy through an integrated platform that manages flexibility to support the distribution network and the electricity market and considering the limitations of the grid, the high penetration of renewable energy, batteries and electrical vehicles.

Themissionof the enerTIC Awards is to recognise the most innovative technology projects undertaken by companies and organisations that are committed to energy efficiency and sustainability.

The event was held in the assembly room of the Spanish Secretary of State for Digital Advancement in the Ministry of Economy and Business and was presided over by the Director General of Telecommunications and Information Technologies from the same ministry. The seventh edition of the awards ceremony was attended by over 200 directors from the sector and senior government officials.