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Kroger to bring driverless cars to grocery delivery

July 14th, 2018 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Kroger is partnering with autonomous car company Nuro to introduce driverless cars to its grocery delivery. Kroger has made a number of investments toward expanding its digital and online delivery business. “Last mile delivery” is one of the hardest feats in the delivery of fresh food. Kroger announced plans Thursday to partner with driverless car […]



How will I do business in the new world of transportation?

July 6th, 2018 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

Our transport modes and infrastructure will transform the way we work and do business in the next 20 to 30 years. From the office to the movement of goods, retail and advertising, we will see fundamental and fascinating changes. Thomas Frey, senior futurist at the Da Vinci Institute in Colorado, says the haulage and shipping […]



This Armada of Saildrones Could Conquer the Ocean

June 3rd, 2018 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

The Robots Roaming the High Seas Engineer and adventurer Richard Jenkins has made oceangoing robots that could revolutionize fishing, drilling, and environmental science. His aim: a thousand of them. Every spring, thousands of great white sharks begin a mysterious migration. From up and down America’s West Coast, they head straight for a Colorado-size patch of […]



Driverless street cleaning trucks begin trial operations in Shanghai

June 1st, 2018 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

A fleet of driverless street cleaning vehicles has begun trial operations at an industrial park in Shanghai, according to the Shanghai-based news portal The Paper on Friday. The convoy, which includes a 6m-long truck and a 3m-long minibus, has been designed and developed by Autowise.ai, a Shanghai technology company, for different road widths.



3D-printed, driverless boats developed

May 28th, 2018 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

The autonomous boats offer high maneuverability and precise control. They can be built using low-cost printer, making mass manufacturing more feasible. MIT scientists have designed a fleet of 3D-printed, driverless boats that could ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok and Venice – where canals run […]



The AI farm experiment

May 8th, 2018 at 10:32 am » Comments Off

Major companies are bringing together new machine learning algorithms, better and cheaper sensors, and increased computing power in hopes of addressing growing global demand for food and agriculture’s diminishing labor force. The big picture: Alphabet’s X and John Deere, startups and universities are looking to AI-based agriculture to address these problems. But farming presents hard […]



Tesla’s new Semi could change shipping as we know it

April 17th, 2018 at 8:48 am » Comments Off

Tesla is shaking up logistics world with its semiautonomous truck. Thanks in part to Tesla, the logistics industry is on the road to a transportation transformation. In November 2017, Tesla rolled out the heavy-duty Semi, an electric-powered, semiautonomous truck that’s already been pre-ordered by the likes of DHL, Anheuser-Busch, J.B. Hunt and Walmart. If all […]



Self-driving cars with “remote” drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV

March 5th, 2018 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.



Autonomous vehicles to eliminate some jobs, create others

January 26th, 2018 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Imagine a car with no steering wheel and no pedals, like the one General Motors says it will mass-produce by next year. The automaker made the announcement Jan. 12, creating a big splash just prior to the annual Detroit Auto Show.



Pizza Hut says driverless delivery could create more jobs than it destroys

January 20th, 2018 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

Pizza Hut and Toyota are partnering on an autonomous delivery vehicle called e-Palette that could make the delivery process driverless. Despite the implications for current drivers, Pizza Hut said driverless delivery could create more jobs than it displaces.



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