Autonomous vehicle manufacturer Arrival (NASDAQ: ARVL) announced on Monday a successful test run of its automated driving system (ADS) at a fully functioning parcel facility. It’s the first time one of its Arrival Vans has driven around a facility without a driver in tow, performing all daily operations of a commercial fleet driver. The driverless vehicles are intended to boost both safety and efficiency in depots.
The Arrival Van is the most recent addition to the company’s Robopilot project, intended to increase market knowledge, functionality and public perception of its ADS. Other iterations of the project, including the Arrival Bus and the Arrival Car, can be rolled out using the same technology as the Arrival Van.