Teksbotics starts autonomous delivery pilot in Saudi Arabia

  • May 31, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Hong Kong-based autonomous driving company Teksbotics has started a pilot of last-kilometre autonomous delivery for Saudi Arabian logistics firm Alshrouq Express.

The pilot in the King Abdullah University of Science & Technologies (KAUST) is part of a project to design and build a cost-effective autonomous vehicle for last-kilometre delivery for ecommerce items.

The project is supported by the Saudi government’s National Digital Unit (NDU).

Teksbotics helps its customers automate their transportation, delivery and patrol jobs. In this project, it is partnering with its Saudi logistic partner Alshrouq Express, a last-kilometre delivery companyserving Amazon and Noon.com. 

In this pilot, the purpose-built Uno Commuter last-kilometre delivery vehicle was designed and developed by Teksbotics in accordance with requirements collected in Saudi Arabia.

The autonomous vehicle is equipped with mechanical lidar, semi solid-state lidar, camera, dGPS and on-board driving control unit. It provides the daily last-kilometre delivery services from the KAUST’s campus mail room to the KAUST Island residence area.

“This project will permit us to better understand how residents respond to the autonomous deliveries and what will be the user experience and acceptance,” said Ahmad Khanfar, Alshrouq Express CEO. “We look forward to seeing how autonomous delivery can work along with Alshrouq to satisfy our company and our customers’ needs.”

Teksbotics is a Hong Kong-based autonomous driving provider. The company helps its customers automate their transportation, delivery and patrol jobs by using self-driving and AI technologies.