Monthly Archives: February

A new startup that proposes a different spin on autonomous transportation came out of stealth today. The company, called Nuro, was founded by two former lead Google engineers who worked on the famed self-driving car project. Unlike the plethora of self-driving startups out there, Nuro isn’t focused on reconfiguring robot taxis or autonomous trucks, but

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Two entrepreneurs are introducing an autonomous vehicle and electric cargo bike designed to reduce the costs arising from the last-mile delivery and returns of e-commerce merchandise in urban areas. Burlingame, Calif.-based Udelv is launching this month an autonomous, electric-powered cargo vehicle designed for short deliveries and pickups. Removing the driver with a commercial driver license

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  Transportation management system, Kuebix, has predicted that the 2018 transportation market will experience a major shake-up due to recent tax reforms, continued capacity crunch and the focus on the digital transformation of the supply chain.  The company said that with a cut in taxes on small businesses, cash flow could increase, allowing companies to

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  The rapid growth of ecommerce and fast-changing consumer expectations require delivery companies to think and act out of the box. To win in tomorrow’s final mile market, carriers will not only need to handle record-peak volumes, but also master same day, on-demand, and night-time delivery. How can delivery companies best capitalize on these trends while protecting

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It is estimated that vehicles contribute more than half the total carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide that accumulates in the air. Combine that with nearly a quarter of the entire atmospheric hydrocarbon content, it is no surprise that a lot of our cities have poor air quality standards. This alarming situation of air quality depreciation has

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As part of negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement, the Teamsters trucking union is demanding that UPS agree not to use drones or self-driving vehicles to automate deliveries, The Wall Street Journal reports. The two organizations are seeking to hammer out one of the largest collective bargaining agreements in the US, covering more than 260,000

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Amazon.com Inc. has applied for a patent on technology to deliver items inside your home using a robotic courier. An Amazon patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an “autonomous ground vehicle” that could ferry orders between a delivery truck and a home’s front porch or hallway. “AGVs may be stationed at various

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More Canadians may soon be able to order their groceries online for delivery as the country’s grocery wars heat up following Amazon’s entry to the competitive space. The impetus for grocers enhancing their e-commerce offerings and looking at home delivery was likely Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods market last year, said Kevin Grier, an agriculture

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