Mercedes-Benz Start-up adVANce is a co-development partnership program, supporting start-up projects as a fair partner to co-develop their prototype with shared IP rights. Its aim is:
- to develop and produce hardware and software prototypes that satisfy the future needs of customers in the field of “Last Mile Transportation of Goods and People”.
- to create new long-term partnerships with the most innovative startups that will last beyond the challenge.
KeelWit has been selected amidst world-wide applicants and start-ups for its project named advance Parking, jointly developed with Zerintia Technologies. It offers the integration of fixed elements placed in downtown streets with mobile elements placed in cars and mobile phones to offer route-optimization in Last Mile Delivery of goods, searching to guarantee available loading parking slots on every stop.
This optimization shall reduce delivery time and cost as well as traffic congestion and emissions linked to vans searching where to park to load/unload their packages.