last mile by ewalker
When the city you are delivering in is dominated by pedestrianised zones and access restrictive legislation, then Air will really prove its worth with the highest drop rates you can imagine.
a modern city product
For a long time sustainable logistics has been focused on the bicycle. City leaders are legislating and spending significantly on walk and cycle infrastructure to the exclusion of road space.
At Fernhay we have taken this mega trend and applied it to freight producing the Breathe and Air options as the end result.
What must align is legislation around shared space. For now, our Air product will be used on private land or where you will work with a city to prove the benefits within a controlled trial.
pedestrians and utility
Shared space is the key design consideration for Air as a product operating on paths or in pedestrianised zones.
From turning circle to security mechanism, from motor choice to battery specification we have optimised for your needs.
Technology has been kept simple and the choice of tiller arm operation keeps complexity down and serviceability high.
delivery PERSON approach
Our conclusions for the market segment we target is that a delivery person is the right approach. It fits with our ‘smile’ views, but it also makes business sense.
Super dense parcel drops to business and time pressured consumers in cities; parcel volumes along a busy street; complexity of delivering beyond the pavement are just some of the issues Air faces.
The problem to be solved is therefore most suited to a humans with arms and legs (for now).