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Woodpecker is modular and multifunctional low cost electrical LSV (low speed vehicle) platform for urban micromobility

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Woodpecker is modular and multifunctional electrical vehicle platform with low production and TCO- Total Costs of Ownership for urban logistics and micromobility.

Woodpecker is opensource, smart low-emission mobility solution that enable operational productivity, and well-being in future cities.

Woodpecker’s “skateboard” compact and modular frame in combination with ecological wooden frame creates innovative concept for future development of transportation.

In partnership with your city we are going to deliver POC (proof of concept) of unmanned electric LSV (low speed vehicle) platform for urban logistics and micromobility.

Vehicle  is intended to be used in 3 modes – manual, teleoperation and autonomous (virtual rail).

Operator by teleoperation is driving the vehicle from point to point or to the dedicated virtual rail path, where platform can move fully autonomously.

Platform is built on skateboard compact and modular frame concept and is fully drive by wire controlled by initial design. Flatbed platform with universal fix points allow to interchange different bodies. Pixdrive drive by wire controller developed by Pilot is providing API for drive controller Pixtrail and management software Pixsight. Connectivity provided through dedicated Wi-Fi network of 4/5G network.

Existing Problem.

Passenger vehicles for urban logistics are inefficient and expensive.

Operating crew is not motivated by low salaries, companies struggling to maintain highly skilled workforce and safety requirements.

Vehicles are expensive to repair and maintain, diversity of manufacturers and brands increase difficulty.

Altogether it creates high TCO – total cost of ownership for urban logistics.

We are going to eliminate workforce costs and add safety to operations through vehicle automatic or remote operation. We are going to introduce easy to repair, modules based electric platforms with interchangeable bodies to efficiently maintain fleet of vehicles.

Competitiveness factors.

Efficiency and know-how from different market verticals, experience, lean startup approach.

Open source type of Woodpecker allow us to test technical solutions on wider community, as well as test and design most cost-effective modules for electric vehicle.

1) unique design concept for low cost manufacturing and maintenance;

2) know-how of electrical vehicle drive by wire conversions;

3) in-house developed drive controllers and remote teleoperation.

Describe la etapa de desarrollo de tu propuesta // Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Prototipo: has creado un prototipo y lo has probado con usuarios potenciales. // Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users

Platícanos acerca de tu equipo o compañía (500 caracteres) // Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

PILOT Automotive Labs tech startup founded in 2016 in IoT accelerator program in Singapore. We are developing autonomous vehicle and drive by wire technologies . As part of automotive market relationship we had graduated Infiniti Accelerator in Hong Kong and Jaguar Land Rover accelerator in Portland, OR. Our biggest customers and partners are Intel Labs in US, and Urban Mobility in Hong Kong. Our specialty is conversation of aftermarket vehicles to autonomous vehicle.

Tamaño de tu equipo o compañía // Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Fondos // Funding Request

  • $100,000

Presupuesto aproximado (500 caracteres) // Rough Budget (500 Characters)

Vehicle design, customization $55k One month on site tests $15k Travel, logistics and accommodation $30k

Describe cómo usaras los fondos para tu proyecto piloto (1000 caracteres) // Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

What we are going to achieve from POC: - To Build fully working prototype - custom built platform with custom passenger/cargo body modules, Drive by wire controls, drive controller, sensor set, teleoperation. - To Test for a month in real environment manual drive, teleoperation, virtual rail - autonomous.

Describe cómo medirías el éxito de tu piloto (1000 caracteres) // Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Number of successful rides. Calculated real TCO - total cost of ownership for vehicle and service. Number of positive feedbacks from users / customers.

Plan de sostenibilidad (500 caracteres) // Sustainability Plan (500 Characters)

In partnership with transportation department, company real use cases should be determined, calculation made and business model developed. One option - to produce, sell and buy ready vehicles, sign maintenance contract for operation. Second option - MaS - Mobility as service.


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