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Amazon taps truck startup Rivian to build 100,000 electric vans

September 30th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Rivian, the startup electric truck manufacturer, will build 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles exclusively for Amazon beginning in 2021, the companies said. — Amazon/dpa Rivian, the startup electric truck manufacturer, will build 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles exclusively for Amazon beginning in 2021, the companies have announced. The huge order by Amazon represents a previously […]



Walgreens will start making drone deliveries in October

September 26th, 2019 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

The process of refilling your prescription at the local pharmacy just got a lot more futuristic. Wing — which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet — just announced a partnership with FedEx and Walgreens, a national grocery store chain, to start making drone deliveries in Virginia as soon as October. Wing claims the “first-of-its-kind […]



Bell’s new, self-flying cargo drone hauls a heavy load

September 16th, 2019 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

The all-electric APT 70 can tote up to 70 pounds, cruise at 75 mph, and cover 35 miles with a fully charged battery. Bell aims to begin beyond-visual-line-of sight tests for the APT 70 next year, on the road to starting commercial service in the early 2020s. They say things are bigger in Texas, and […]



Thousands of autonomous delivery robots are about to descend on US college campuses

September 1st, 2019 at 3:09 am » Comments Off

Starship Technologies announces an expansion of its robot delivery service after raising $40 million The quintessential college experience of getting pizza delivered to your dorm room is about to get a high-tech upgrade. On Tuesday, Starship Technologies announced its plan to deploy thousands of its autonomous six-wheeled delivery robots on college campuses around the country […]



Amazon delivery robots are officially on the streets of California

August 22nd, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Amazon has robots on the streets. It’s a good bet urban delivery will never be the same. Amazon has officially rolled out its last-mile delivery robots in a Southern California testbed. Called Scout, the delivery robot is designed to autonomously ferry parcels from urban distribution points to Amazon Prime customers, removing the need for vans […]



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