Andrea Tello, Luis Cabello and Luis Olmedo, first year students in the UCJC Bachelor’s Degree in Transport and Logistics, were proclaimed winners of the Faster Mind Challenge international competition, sponsored by FM Logistic and held in Paris on 6 September. A total of 257 participants from the major European universities and colleges joined the challenge this year.
The team representing our university, UCJC Logistic, represented Spain in the grand final, after having passed the selection panel and the national phase with an ambitious design project to improve e-commerce services and last-mile distribution, with a driverless electric vehicle, fitted with the latest technology, that represents the future of clean cities.
In order to achieve its aims, the project team designed management operations order flowcharts, order preparation management and point to point distribution, integrating communications systems in real time, augmented reality elements and big data analysis. The project’s business plan includes a multiphase roll out, adapting to local legislation, growing with the smart city and incorporating technology as the B2C develops.
The Faster Mind Challenge is an international competition for innovative ideas aimed at students and professionals in the field of transport and logistics sponsored by FM Logistics, a leading group in designing the supply chain of the future. Among its innovative initiatives is the Citylogin project, an urban sustainability and streamlining project aimed at limiting the impact of goods delivery in last mile, use of local platforms and light electric and hybrid vehicles for delivering goods in megacities in Italy, France, Poland, Russia and Spain.
In the first stage of the competition (held between 16 January and 12 April), executives from FM Logistic preselected 20 projects, based on originality, innovative character, relevance, market impact, viability, presentation quality and team complementarity.
The second phase concluded on 19 May with four teams reaching the country final (Russia, Spain, Poland and France). The following stage continued on until 9 June, where our team competed for the chance of representing our country in the grand final.