Probably, the development of technology will never stop, and developers will always surprise us. This time, Detroit industrial park presents the Post Office-Robots, USA TODAY reports.
By the beginning of 2020, about 2,000 all-wheel-drive Quadrobot U1 minibuses will deliver mail along the southern coast of China. The startup company said it was waiting for the delivery of another 30 robots to deliver goods to all areas of Detroit. In an interview, Mike Wang (Quadrobot CEO) said that the company will present and implement the first Quadrobots on U.S. market this winter.
Mike Wang is a young and ambitious developer who came to Detroit from Hangzhou, China. Here, he studied automobile design at one of the best colleges in the world. As a student, Wang met John Manoogian who helped develop projects and introduce them to the market.
“I remember how I met Mike for the first time. He was full of new ideas and showed me different prototypes all the time,” Manoogian recalls.
Today, Quadrobot is located in business district of Detroit with influential investors from China and the United States.
“ The car business continues to evolve and change. This is a great opportunity to offer new ideas and opportunities,” Manoogian said.
The development of mailbox robots took place in Michigan. The U1 offers 35 kilowatts of power and about 50 horsepower. The developers claim that it is enough to deliver mail to neighboring areas. Large vehicles will be equipped with 350-kilowatt power to drive faster. During the development of robots, Wang collaborated with leading engineers.
“We tried to develop something interesting and unusual. The U1 is a postman of a new generation that delivers mail to any area of the city. In other words, this is a mail truck with self-driving ability. All deliveries will be made on certain routes,” Mike Wang told USA TODAY.
"This solution will be popular in big cities, where large traffic makes this kind of service difficult. We hope this will be the beginning of the automation of all vehicles," Wang added.
The Postman-Robot is equipped with a windshield, seat, pedals and a wheel. The developers also said that the first copies of the U1 will be controlled by drivers to collect data on the work of robots. At the same time, the autonomous system will control all the details of the driver.
"The flexible U1 platform allows to create other cars, including an SUV. The first postman-robots are coming," said Wang.
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