At the Cainiao Network 2018, Global Smart Logistics Summit, Alibaba announced two innovations in logistics: a driverless delivery robot and a storage locker with face recognition. The automated vehicle, called G Plus, is said to be easy to mass produce and could serve different purposes.
Compared to its predecessors, the G plus has extended stamina, allowing it to cover larger distances. It has loading boxes that can change size depending on the size of the package to be delivered.
It has a top speed of 9.3 miles per hour which reduces to 6.2 mph when it detects traffic. Its navigation system is based on LIDAR and helps create a 3D map to see the path.