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GM targets delivery companies with new EV business unit BrightDrop – TechCrunch

The new business called BrightDrop, which officially launched Tuesday during the virtual 2021 CES, will begin with two main products: an electric van called the EV600 with an estimate range of 250 miles and a pod-like electric pallet dubbed EP1.

The cloud-based software platform, which can be accessed on the web or by mobile app, will give users information to improve operations, including the best delivery routes and other fleet management features, according to GM.

Inside the pod are adjustable shelves and lockable cabinet doors to allow for remote access to whatever goods are being transported.

FedEx Express couriers were able to safely handle 25% more packages per day with the EP1s, according to GM.

Customers can pump up the safety features and add options such as rear cross traffic braking, blind zone steering assist, reverse automatic braking, HD surround vision, rear pedestrian alert and enhanced automatic emergency braking.