New solutions for city logistics tested in Helsinki
In autumn 2021, Helsinki saw various pilot projects both on the ground and in the air. The newest kind of pilot was the delivery of products from a pharmacy to a customer by drone, which took place in late August. In the week-long pilot, products from the Lauttiksen Apteekki pharmacy in the Lauttasaari district were flown on a drone to the Jätkäsaari district.
At the same time, another pilot has brought shared electrically-assisted cargo bikes as an expansion of zero-emission alternatives, as hoped for by the residents of Helsinki. Soon, another ground-based logistics pilot is about to start with autonomous delivery robots bringing packages closer to the customers at virtual drop-off points.
Helsinki also has other ongoing operations to improve logistics through accessibility data.
Read more on testbed.helsinki about the pilots and the partners behind the innovations.
Picture credit: city of Helsinki