Driverless Delivery

Driverless Delivery refers to autonomous vehicles designed specifically to deliver products. These self-driving trucks, often called robo-trucks, require no human driver, similar to self-driving cars. Several companies are testing autonomous technology in semi trucks and other smaller "last-mile" delivery systems.

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Pennsylvania legalizes autonomous delivery robots, classifies them as pedestrians

It passed mainly along partisan lines, with Republicans supporting the law and Democrats opposing, calling it a job killer.

This Swedish startup created an electric, autonomous freight vehicle that it says will hit roads next year

Einride has created what it calls the world's first electric autonomous heavy cargo transport vehicle that has been driven on public roads: the Pod.

DoorDash files for IPO and hints at driverless future

There are some interesting tidbits in DoorDash’s prospectus, including its history of net losses, a warning that it may struggle with profitability, and its future plans to use drones and autonomous vehicles.

Kar-go: UK's first ROBOT delivery vehicle completes first shift

Built by Academy of Robotics, Kar-go uses artificial intelligence to provide contact-free deliveries of goods.
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Walmart teams with electric self-driving carmaker Cruise in the retail giant's latest push for futuristic delivery technology

"Technology that has the potential to not only save customers time and money but also be helpful to the planet is technology we want to learn more about," Walmart SVP of Customer Product Tom Ward wrote.

Self-driving delivery firm Nuro raises $500 million as COVID-19 boosts e-commerce

Early last year Nuro raised $940 million from SoftBank and a source close to the company said the valuation doubled from that last funding round to $5 billion.

Delivery robot trials set to start in Tokyo next month

Yamato and Japan Post will test the technology first in bid to contain COVID.

Amazon wins FAA approval for Prime Air drone delivery fleet

The approval will give Amazon broad privileges to “safely and efficiently deliver packages to customers,” the FAA said.

Waymo Just Started Testing Its Driverless Trucks in Texas

Waymo’s heavy-duty trucks took to the Texas roads this week to start the company’s road testing of its driverless fleet, which consists of 13 Peterbilt 18-wheelers complete with cameras, lidar, and on-board computers.

Amazon is testing its Scout delivery robots in Georgia and Tennessee

It’s already testing the bots in Washington and California.