First Autonomous Cab-Less Electric Vehicle Delivers, Tracks, and Retrieves

by Carolyn Mathas

Udelv provided a “first look” at the Transporter, the first cab-less autonomous electric delivery vehicle for multi-stop delivery, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The vehicle features a proprietary, self-contained, hot-swappable modular cargo pod called the uPod. Capable of loading a ton of goods, make up to 80 stops per cycle at highway speeds, and cover between 160 and 300 miles per run depending on the battery pack option, the Transporter mobile apps seamlessly schedule, deliver, track, and retrieve packages.

The goal is to solve two major challenges of commercial fleets—driver shortage and implementing electric vehicles, and the company is making inroads. Since 2018, Udelv has completed over 20,000 deliveries for multiple merchants in California, Arizona, and Texas. Udelv aims at having 50,000 units of the Transporter, driven by Mobileye, on public roads by 2028, with the first Transporters commercially deployed in 2023.

Transporter’s features include:

  • Patented secure, uPod automated, hot-swappable, and modular cargo space specifically designed for autonomous delivery
  • The uPod is connected to proprietary cloud-based software with intelligent loading and unloading, as well as a function to return items
  • Driven by the Mobileye Drive™ self-driving system with a robust suite of cameras, LiDARs, radars, and the fifth generation of EyeQ®, Mobileye’s System-on-Chip for automotive applications
  • Udelv’s 24/7 proprietary ultra-low latency camera-based teleoperation system for remote maneuvers and assistance and Udelv’s proprietary uECU (Electronic Control Unit) acting as the vehicle’s central-compute unit to integrate and optimize all functions
  • Battery capacity between 90 and 160 kWh with a 160 to 300-mile range
  • DC fast charging will take 45 minutes to add up to 220 miles of range
  • Top speed is 70 mph

The company has more than 1,000 reservations so far. For more information, visit

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