Suzuki Reaches Agreement with LOMBY for the Joint Development of Autonomous Delivery Robots
Suzuki Motor Corporation has signed an agreement with LOMBY Inc. based in Tokyo, for the joint development of autonomous delivery robots.
Since 2022, Suzuki and LOMBY have been exploring the possibility of an autonomous delivery robot using a base of Suzuki's electric wheelchair. In this joint development, Suzuki will oversee the design and development of the base, while LOMBY will prototype and modify the autonomous delivery robot, develop a delivery system, and conduct demonstration tests. We will also study the use of common parts for delivery robots and electric wheelchairs, to reduce manufacturing costs for mass production of autonomous delivery robots. In addition, we aim to register these vehicles as "Remotely-Controlled Micro Mobility", which will be legalized on public roads under the revised Road Traffic Act of Japan scheduled to come into effect in April 2023, and hope to contribute by supplying robots to the last-mile logistics field.