MASSY – Carrefour, the leader in home delivery in France, is partnering with Goggo Network, an autonomous logistics operator, to trial autonomous delivery of Carrefour Drive orders for residents on the Plateau de Saclay, including students at the Paris Institut Polytechnique. The trial aims to extend current delivery rounds and optimize transport times and costs by bringing the “final miles” of delivery within easier reach.
The concept is simple: customers submit their orders on the Carrefour website or mobile app and choose an available delivery slot to have their shopping delivered by autonomous shuttle. Orders are assembled at the automated Plessis-Pâté warehouse, dispatched to the Carrefour Massy Drive, and loaded onto the shuttle. The shuttle then travels autonomously to the Plateau de Saclay, where customers retrieve their shopping from a locker using a code sent to them via SMS. Once all orders have been distributed, the shuttle returns to its starting point in Massy.
The autonomous shuttle is configured to make a 15 km rotation from Carrefour Massy to the Paris IP campus in Palaiseau. Goggo Network, the autonomous logistics operator, has partnered with French designer Milla Group and Bouygues Telecom for 5G connectivity for this service. This collaboration aligns with the 5G Open Road program, one of the largest autonomous open-road vehicle driving assistance programs in Europe.
During the trial, the autonomous shuttle’s itinerary may be adjusted based on customer feedback.