The ITS World Congress will take place in Hamburg from October 11th to 15th. The focus here is on the mobility of tomorrow. Continental is bringing a number of robotic vehicles with it, which the company is presenting at the international industry platform. This includes intelligent transport systems that travel autonomously.
They are called Corriere, Contadino and Intralogistik. All three move completely autonomously. Behind it are intelligent robots, so-called AMR vehicles (Autonomous Mobile Robots). Continental is showing the first prototypes at the ITS World Congress. Corriere is a small delivery robot that can transport groceries or packages around cities. Contadino supports in agriculture because he can sow, plant and fertilize independently. The intralogistics robot was developed to relieve the people who work there in production plants or logistics centers.
"With its appearance at the IST Congress, Continental is showing that intelligent mobility is not just about transporting people from A to B," says Michael Hulsewies, Senior Vice President and Head of Architecture & Software at Continental. “Innovative mobility also means meeting the challenges of increased logistics, implementing sustainable ideas for the transport and distribution of goods and offering smart solutions that support resource-saving food production in agriculture. For all of these areas, robotics applications are an ideal addition to existing structures.”
The autonomous robot Corriere as a supplement in urban areas
The Corriere weighs 40 kilograms and is around 30 centimeters high. It is currently being tested in Singapore. Every day, he delivers hot food to employees at a Continental location, which is prepared in a restaurant in the city and loaded into the robotic vehicle. With this everyday test, the company would like to gain experience that will be of considerable use for later series production. Continental sees the particular strengths of the Corriere in the so-called last mile. Regardless of whether it is a question of transporting groceries, delivering medicines or delivering packages to people, in the future a robot will also be able to take care of the last piece to the private customer without any problems. The aim of the company is to significantly relieve inner-city traffic with such a robot. This will succeed if no one has to get into the car for a liter of milk or an order in the pharmacy.