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UPS orders 10,000 electric delivery trucks, plans driverless truck test

April 10th, 2020 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

 ATLANTA – UPS ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate electrification of the fleet. It is the largest single order for electric vehicles from the shipping giant based in Sandy Springs. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver […]

NYC turns to electric cargo bikes to solve delivery truck crisis

December 10th, 2019 at 4:09 pm » Comments Off

A new program in New York City will see electric cargo bikes promoted as a solution to the growing number of polluting and congesting delivery trucks throughout the city. Now I love shopping on Amazon and other e-commerce sites as much as the next guy. But I also recognize that the huge shift towards online […]

UPS partners with CVS to develop drone delivery service for prescription drugs

October 31st, 2019 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

A UPS autonomous drone carries medical supplies. UPS announces an agreement with CVS to develop a drone delivery service for prescription drugs. UPS gets the first FAA approval to operate a drone delivery service earlier this month. FedEx completes its first residential drone delivery under a pilot program last week.

UPS just won FAA approval to fly as many delivery drones as it wants

October 5th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

But don’t expect your next package delivery via drone UPS announced that it has received government approval to operate a “drone airline.” Don’t expect your next package to arrive directly on your doorstep by a drone, though: UPS says it will first use this certification to build a drone delivery network for hospital campuses around […]

UPS and Latch are expanding in-building deliveries to 10 more cities

January 30th, 2019 at 3:56 pm » Comments Off

After launching apparently successful pilot runs in San Francisco and New York, UPS announced today plans to expand its in-building delivery service to 10 additional U.S. cities. In mid-2019, the parcel service will be adding Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami and Seattle.

Why UPS Finds Drones Interesting

October 5th, 2016 at 6:01 am » Comments Off

  The package delivery giant is testing drones for sending medical items to rural locations. The United Parcel Service has high hopes for drones. In late September, the package delivery giant and a drone startup, CyPhy Works, said they had successfully tested a drone delivery, in which a flying robot delivered an asthma inhaler to […]

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