Google has announced the debut of Google Maps Platform's Last Mile Fleet Solution and Google Cloud's Cloud Fleet Routing API, two new technologies designed to help fleet operators enhance the delivery success and fleet performance.
The Cloud Fleet Routing API focuses on the delivery route planning phase and allows operators to undertake extensive fleet-wide optimization, allowing them to determine package distribution to delivery vans and delivery task sequencing. Also, it can solve simple route planning queries in near-real-time and scale to the most demanding workloads with parallelized request batching, thanks to its native integration with Google Maps routes data. Customers can define several limitations over this spectrum, including periods, package weights, and vehicle capacities. Cloud Fleet Routing is built on the industry's cleanest cloud, and it may assist carriers to reach sustainability goals by lowering distance traveled, number of delivery vehicles, and CO2 emissions from the computation.
As a result of the epidemic, consumer expectations for delivery speed and visibility have hit all-time highs, resulting in increased e-commerce usage and stretched supply chains. On the other hand, last-mile delivery is predicted to account for more than half of total shipping expenses. Last-mile fleet operators will have to work harder to improve client experiences and operations as a result of this. The Last Mile Fleet Solution and Cloud Fleet Routing API help fleet operators overcome these challenges with an integrated set of mapping, routing, and analytics capabilities.
From e-commerce order to doorstep delivery, the Last Mile Fleet Solution focuses on delivery execution and helps fleet operators to optimize throughout every stage of the last-mile delivery experience. The technology also assists businesses in providing excellent delivery experiences for customers and gives drivers the tools they need to complete duties efficiently throughout the day. It is based on Google Maps Platform's On-demand Rides & Deliveries mobility solution, which is already in use by top ride-hailing and on-demand delivery companies around the world.
When used together, the Last Mile Fleet Solution and Cloud Fleet Routing API enable organizations to optimize their last-mile delivery journey at every point.