The technology required for the simple task of transporting delivery goods from the pick-up point on to the vehicle to off the vehicle at the drop-off point of delivery has given the commercial industry of delivery truck drivers several different options in order to complete their task. Currently existing on the market there are several options: lifts attached to the truck that are manually unfolded with remote controls to set desired height for delivery; large ramps provided by the drop-off point, that are rolled to the bed of the truck usually for extremely heavy and large loads or a simple ramp placed at the bed of the truck extending to the ground which are used for small loads
The teamís goal is to manufacture a ramp that will ease the task of delivery by creating a semi-automatic ramp attached to the truck that will incorporate variable length, angle, and lift characteristics in order to increase efficiency in loading and unloading of delivery goods. The ramp will include telescoping, inclination and lifting features in order to accommodate for an array of dock heights or stair lengths. The product will move from the storage position to the usable position semi-autonomously, following user directions. The team will use a system that has already been designed and proven to be fully capable of performing the required tasks.