Faction Starts Driverless Deliveries in San Francisco Bay Area• Inside EVs
By: Dan Mihalascu
Faction Technology, a driverless-technology startup focusing on micro-logistics and vehicles on demand, announced it is bringing driverless delivery to portions of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The company will make automated deliveries for Cocola Bakery to customers around the metro region using lightweight, electric vehicles based on three-wheel EV platforms from Arcimoto and ElectraMeccanica. Faction has made regular deliveries to the bakery's customers since July and is now looking to add more customers in the coming months.
The company's vehicle fleet combines autonomy with remote human teleoperation to carry out its deliveries, enabled by Faction's DriveLink and TeleAssist technologies fitted to the vehicles. These technologies allow Faction to provide businesses with a delivery service that seamlessly delivers goods via a driverless fleet in an affordable, safe, and predictable way.