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Autonomous Last Mile Delivery Market Size, 2027 | Industry Report

Autonomous Last Mile Delivery Market Analysis Report By Platform, By Solution, By Range, By End-use, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2020 To 2027

Report ID: MN17620248  |  Published: June 2021  |  No of Pages: 95
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Automotive & Transport  |  Publisher: Grand View Research


With reference to the report published, the global autonomous last mile delivery market was prized by USD 10.7 million in 2019. It is estimated to witness 32.4% CAGR from 2020 to 2027.


The rising need for the quicker as well as lucrative distribution services, in conjunction with the emergent e-commerce segment, has increased the enlargement of the market for autonomous last mile delivery. Additionally, speedy industrial growth plus the passionate startup environment in the robotics field are anticipated to impel the expansion of the market, during the estimated period.


Mainly, the last mile delivery is some of the major pricey portions of the logistics network. Frequently, it is corresponding to above 50.0% of the general expenditure. The e-commerce and logistics companies are fighting with options, to turn into extra proficient in distributing commodities and maintaining their charges as small as workable.

Thus, numerous logistics companies put emphasis on the happening of novel resolutions to decrease the charges, in addition to mechanize last mile distribution by making use of the autonomous motor vehicle capability, drones, and movable robots.

The increasing use of drones in the business segment, technical advancement, and financial support for the robotics project are the factors, estimated to considerably add to the expansion of the autonomous last mile delivery market.

Effect of Covid-19

The present emergency of Covid-19 has placed a focus on the distribution done using the autonomous robots. Between the pandemic, the businesses has recognized the reimbursement of touch less distribution arrangement like buy foodstuff as well as requisites even actually not visiting the occupied restaurants and shops along with following rules of social distancing.

The order for the contactless distribution services is growing. This has directed lots of food joints, restaurants, and shops to connect with the pilot assignment of transporting foodstuff as well as provisions, by means of autonomous robots.

Range Insight

In 2019, the short-range (<20 kilometers) sector retained the major, above 90.0% revenue share of the autonomous last mile delivery market. The autonomous delivery market is in the growing phase and diverse test assignments are being conducted for the small distances.

Normally, these assignments are restricted to a precise region of the metropolitan area or university sites, covering restricted distances. Additionally, short of public knowledge and safety concerns reduce the use of robots for extended distances. Therefore, the division is anticipated to lead the market, during the projected period.

The long-range (>20 kilometers) sector is expected to record the maximum CAGR, throughout the calculated period. The enlargement of the sector can be credited to the increasing requirement for speedy as well as gainful parcel distribution, on lengthy distances. The enhancement of the cargo flights and autonomous cars is estimated to speed up the development of the market, during the predicted period.

Solution Insight

In 2019, the software sector retained major, more than 60.0% market share. On the basis of the solutions, the autonomous last mile delivery market is divided into service, software and hardware.

The service sector is estimated to observe a solid 36.0% CAGR for the duration of the forecast. The companies, operational in the autonomous last mile delivery network, are taking on the Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) form.

In 2019, the hardware sector held a noteworthy market share. Robot hardware comprises radars, batteries, LiDAR, propulsion systems, cameras, sensors, and others. The progress of the Internet of Things (IoT) in robots plus abridged prices of cameras, sensors, and LiDAR, are anticipated to completely power the expansion of the market.

Platform Insight

The ground delivery vehicles platform division retained the principal; more than 85.0% share of the autonomous last mile delivery market, in 2019.It is anticipated to record a more than 30.0% CAGR, during the estimated period. The sector is additionally divided into self-driving trucks and vans plus the delivery bots.

Aerial delivery drones are estimated to observe healthy augmentation during the forecast period. Drones are a supportive way for package distribution, since they evade traffic overcrowding plus needless blocking of the roads, in addition to decrease carbon track. The section is further segmented into hybrid types, fixed-wing, and rotary blades.

End Use Insight

In 2019, the Food and Beverages (F&B) sector held more than 85.0% revenue share and dominated the autonomous last mile delivery market. The Food and Beverages (F&B) segment is transforming its method of serving clientele, to stay sustainable within the aggressive market.


The robots, meant for the food delivery, have by now started distribution of foodstuff products in chosen cities, along with the university campuses. Particularly, these robots are intended for the Food and Beverages industry, by way of dissimilar cubicles for cold and hot foodstuff products.

The retail segment is anticipated to record the more than 38.0% CAGR, during the anticipated period. Growing expansion of the e-commerce sector is expected to call for a sturdy logistics as well as delivery system.

Regional Insight

In 2019, North America held the biggest; more than 62.0% share of the global autonomous last mile delivery market. This can be credited to the incessant improvement in autonomous delivery robots. This has caused many pilot schemes, within the region.

The U.S. based robotics company, Starship Technologies, has initiated distribution of food items by means of the robots in some universities. These include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Pittsburgh, George Mason University and Purdue University. The company is likely to begin its service for medications and groceries in additional portions of the U.S.

Amazon.com, Inc. is willingly concerned with the improvement of autonomous delivery robots. The company introduced Scout, a last-mile delivery robot in Southern California, in August 2019. Besides, incessant efforts are done by the retail monsters like Wal-Mart and The Kroger Co., to cut down the deliverance time. This is projected to power the need for the improvement of advanced delivery robots.

Europe is estimated to appear as a major state, during the approaching years. Intentionally designed cities like Paris and Copenhagen plus the best quality roads make simpler the robot function in jam-packed spaces. As against to those in the North American nations, the pilot schemes in Europe, confront fairly less challenges.

Moreover, progress like Emqopter’s drone transport, Nokia’s autonomous delivery robot in Paris-Sarclay site, as well as Starship Technologies food items distribution robots in Milton Keynes, U.K., are likely to power the expansion of the market for autonomous last mile delivery, in Europe.

The market in Middle East & Africa is prepared to display remarkable development in autonomous robot deliveries. Tanzania, Rwanda, and Malawi, these African nations have founded themselves like a test beds for the drones. Consistent with UNICEF, drones are able to perform a fundamental function in transporting emergency medicinal provisions, vaccines, and additional prerequisites, in Africa's isolated regions where shipping is a most important trouble.

In addition, the Dubai Future Accelerator and Roads & Transportation Authority (RTA) of Dubai are scheduling to begin tests for the drone distribution, in the near future.


The market is disjointed, by way of numerous startups as well as technology monsters, which are vigorously operational on technology improvement. Startups are placing themselves like robot-as-a-service type industry. These companies are operational on structuring fleet management and route optimization software, together with the hardware.

Since logistics companies not have technical capability, they are likely to subcontract the autonomous last mile delivery to these technology companies. On the other hand, logistics companies, together with in-house technology potential like Amazon, are not as much of expected to connect with the service form. These e-commerce companies are working out on their autonomous delivery robots and are likely to obtain technology startups to keep on aggressive, within the market.

Some of the companies for autonomous last mile delivery market are:

    • Wing Aviation LLC
    • Udelv Inc.
    • Starship Technologies
    • Robby Technologies
    • Nuro
    • JD.com
    • Drone Delivery Canada
    • Alibaba
    • Unsupervised AI
    • TeleRetail
    • Shenzhen Yiqing Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Refraction AI
    • Kiwi Campus (Kiwibot)
    • Flytrex
    • Amazon.com, Inc.

Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 11.9 million

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 84.9 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 32.4% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Platform, solution, range, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; Japan; Brazil; Mexico

Key companies profiled

Alibaba; Amazon.com, Inc.; Drone Delivery Canada; Flytrex; JD.com; Kiwi Campus (Kiwibot); Nuro; Refraction AI; Robby Technologies; Shenzhen Yiqing Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.; Starship Technologies; TeleRetail; Udelv Inc.; Unsupervised AI; Wing Aviation LLC

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2027. For this study, Million Insights has segmented the global autonomous last mile delivery market report based on platform, solution, range, end-use, and region:

• Platform Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • Ground Delivery Vehicles
        • Delivery Bots
        • Self-driving Vans & Trucks
    • Aerial Delivery Drones
        • Fixed-Wing
        • Rotary-Wing
        • Hybrid

• Solution Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Service

• Range Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • Short Range (<20 Kilometers)
    • Long Range (>20 Kilometers)

• End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • Food & Beverages
    • Retail
    • Healthcare
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • North America
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • U.K.
    • Asia Pacific
        • China
        • Japan
    • Latin America
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
    • Middle East and Africa

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