delivery

  1. Retronym

    Google Airlines

    Wing subsidiary becomes the first group to be approved for drone delivery as an airline by the FAA. Drone regulations still don’t permit most flights over crowds and urban areas, limiting where Wing can operate. But the approvals signed by the FAA on Friday and Monday give the company the...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    FedEx Unveils Delivery Robots

    FedEx just unveiled a robot designed to make "last mile" deliveries without a (human) driver. SameDay Bot, as they call it, features a set of pivoting wheels that allow it to climv shallow stairs, traverse rough sidewalks, and move at speeds of up to 10 miles an hour, according to Reuters'...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    ANYmal Can Deliver Packages Now

    ANYbotics' ANYmal robotic is a surprisingly flexible contraption. Researcher have already taught it to dance, put it to work inspecting power facilities, and even taught it how to teach itself to walk and run. Now Continental and other companies see ANYmal as a platform for "last yard" delivery...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Amazon Enters the Ground Delivery Robot Market

    Joining the likes of ground delivery startups like Starship Technologies, Amazon just announced the "Scout" autonomous delivery system. The retail and web hosting giant says that Amazon customers in Snohomish County, Washington can place orders just like they normally would on Amazon, and then...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Former NASA Engineer Makes a Box That Tortures Package Thieves

    Mark Rober used to build autonomous spacecraft bound for other planets. Now, he's a YouTuber. So one day, when he finally got fed up with thieves stealing packages from his doorstep, he did more than just catch them. He built an elaborate device to screw with the thieves, and documented the...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Alphabet to Launch Drone Delivery Service in Finland

    Google's parent company, Alphabet, says they're launching a drone delivery service in Finland next year. Using drones developed in their their long running "Project Wing" experiment, Alphabet's drones will supposedly be able to autonomously deliver "food, medicine and other items just minutes...
  7. cageymaru

    Volvo Uses Autonomous Trucks to Haul Limestone out of an Open Pit Mine in Norway

    Volvo has enlisted the use of self-driving vehicle technology to automate the transport of truckloads of limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The six autonomous trucks are managed by the operator of a wheel loader. They will call a truck over and then proceed to fill it. Then the...
  8. cageymaru

    Amazon Expands Free Shipping with No Minimum Purchase to Everyone

    Amazon has expanded the free shipping option, with no minimum purchase, to everyone for the holidays. Prime members will receive free same-day delivery on more than 3 million eligible items. This will last as long as Amazon can promise to deliver items on time for the Christmas holiday...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Starship Technologies Robots are Delivering Packages

    Starship Technologies launched what it claims to be the world's first robotic package delivery service. The company's ground-based robots already deliver food to some locations in Calfornia, but starting today, residents in Milton Keynes, UK will be able to open up an app on their phone, and get...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    The Air Force Wants to Deliver Cargo With Commercial Rockets

    The Air Force already uses the private sector to throw satellites into orbit, and of course, they already have rockets for delivering warheads across the globe. But a report by Popular Mechanics suggests that the Air Force wants to use commercial rockets for a more mundane purpose: very fast...
  11. DooKey

    Wanted: Hundreds of Entrepreneurs to Start Businesses Delivering Amazon Packages

    Amazon has announced a new program to get entreprenuers to start up buinesses that deliver Amazon packages. Amazon says successful owners can earn up to $300K per year in profit by operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles. If this is something you are interested in doing you can contact...
  12. DooKey

    Amazon Drivers Photographing Front Doors to Provide Proof of Delivery

    Amazon is trying out something new to prove they delivered your package. They're having their delivery drivers take a picture of your door with the package upon delivery. The picture is then sent to the recipient so they know it's there. If this doesn't suit your taste you can opt out if you...
  13. DooKey

    Drones Could Make the World Better

    Drones may be a good thing for the environment according to a recent study. The study says that small packages delivered short distances by drones result in less carbon emission than delivery trucks even if they are electric. While all of this is interesting it's not going to happen quickly...
  14. DooKey

    Amazon Launching Delivery Service for Businesses

    Amazon may be launching their own delivery service for businesses to compete with FedEx and UPS. The service is called "Shipping with Amazon" and it is expected to pickup packages from businesses and then deliver them to the customers. It's going to start with third-party vendors on their own...
  15. DooKey

    Amazon Begins Whole Foods Delivery Service to Prime Members in Select Cities

    It was only a matter of time until Amazon leveraged their purchase of Whole Foods in the typical Amazon fashion and now you can get Whole Foods groceries delivered to your home if you are a Prime member in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas or Virginia Beach. The market is starting to get crowded with...
  16. DooKey

    Amazon's Last Mile

    Gizmodo has a nice article about plainclothes contractors who deliver packages in cities all around the country. There appears to be some argument about whether or not Amazon is breaking the law. Also, some believe Amazon is trying to take over the delivery industry as a whole. I don't know...
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