Google launched Last Mile Fleet Solution from Google Maps Platform and Cloud Fleet Routing API from Google Cloud to help fleet operators improve delivery success and optimize fleet performance.
"The pandemic further accelerated both e-commerce and the number of deliveries, which were already growing rapidly. The increased strain on delivery networks, plus many other factors like driver shortages, poor address data, factory closures, and an increase in fuel prices have impacted delivery time and success," says Hans Thalbauer, managing director, global supply chain and logistics industries, Google Cloud. "With Google Maps Platform's Last Mile Fleet Solution and Cloud Fleet Routing API, we're making it easier for delivery fleet operators to address these issues and create seamless experiences for consumers, drivers and fleet managers."
- Cloud Fleet Routing API focuses on the route planning phase of delivery and allows operators to perform advanced fleet-wide optimization, enabling them to determine the allocation of packages to delivery vans and the sequencing of the delivery tasks.
- Natively integrated with Google Maps routes data, Cloud Fleet Routing API can solve simple route planning requests in near-real-time, and scale to the most demanding of workloads with parallelized request batching.
- Cloud Fleet Routing runs on the cleanest cloud in the industry and can help carriers meet sustainability targets by reducing distance traveled, number of delivery vans and CO2 output from computing.
- Last Mile Fleet Solution focuses on delivery execution and allows fleet operators to optimize across every stage of the last-mile delivery journey, from e-commerce order to doorstep delivery.
- The solution builds on the On-demand Rides & Deliveries mobility solution from Google Maps Platform, which is already used by ride-hailing and on-demand delivery operators.
- Features include address capture, route optimization, driver routing and navigation, shipment tracking and fleet performance.