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Delivering medical supplies into the remote Amazon is a big challenge, but drones could help

Delivering medical supplies into the heart of the Amazonian rainforest is no easy feat. So a group within BD, a medical technology manufacturer, is …

Electric Truck Company Chanje Has A Plan To Clean Up Urban Freight

The company’s new electric delivery vans should hit city streets this fall.<p>While Tesla develops an electric semi-truck–which may be in production by 2019 or 2020–a startup has designed another type of electric delivery truck for city use, and it’s ready now. By this fall, you might see one of its …

How will same-day and on-demand delivery evolve in urban markets?

Delivery start-ups have struck a chord with consumers. But brick-and-mortar retailers and parcel services could still compete by playing to their …

Shyp, Which Wanted To Transform Shipping, Is Scaling Back To San Francisco

The company is leaving most of its markets and retooling its service to serve small businesses rather than consumers—tough decisions that it hopes will lead to profitability.<p>“Magic” may be the tech industry’s most-abused term. But when I first used Shyp in 2015, the word felt just right. With a few …

Self-driving car startup Oxbotica and online supermarket Ocado are testing autonomous grocery delivery

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here .</i><p>Self-driving car startup Oxbotica and British digital-only supermarket Ocado are working on an autonomous grocery delivery trial in the Greenwich neighborhood of London, according …

Autonomous Cars

Walmart tests using store staff for last-mile deliveries

Walmart today says it has begun testing using store employees to make last mile deliveries for online orders in select markets. The idea is an expansion on the retailer’s recently launched 2-day shipping program, which lets customers order from over 2 million online items for fast delivery without …

US drone registry axed

Seen as an unnecessary burden by some and a smart safety measure by others, the US government's mandatory drone registry certainly had the desired …

Uber hopes to upend the cargo shipment industry with Uber Freight

Uber has launched a new service that pairs semi-truck drivers and companies with cargo loads to haul. The app, Uber says, is designed to take the …

Driverless trucks are here because no one wants to drive trucks anymore

Trucks are latest vehicle to get the driverless treatment in Singapore.<p>12 driverless trucks will soon be tested in the country, with the first run …

How In-Home Package Delivery Could Save E-Commerce

The makers of the August smart lock asked participants to overcome their concerns and see if they liked in-home deliveries. They really did.<p>Would you allow UPS to drop off a package inside your home when you’re not there?<p>That question is at the heart of a three-month pilot program that smart lock …

Tiny self-driving robots have started delivering food on-demand in Silicon Valley — take a look

Tech companies are known for showering their employees with sweet perks like free food. The thinking is: If employees can grab lunch on campus, they get back to work at their desks sooner.<p>Now, tiny self-driving robots have started delivering lunches and other supplies to tech workers in Silicon …

Silicon Valley

Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai has announced yet another pioneering initiative, but this time it's not the world's first rotating skyscraper or 3D printed office. It's a fleet of flying taxis.<p>Small enough to fit into a car parking space when folded up, the one-seater passenger drones made by Chinese company Ehang …

Las Vegas

[Herald Interview] Algorithm-based logistics service ready for export

Algorithm-based transport management system and data learning technologies are crucial for last-mile delivery services in the growing e-commerce …

These Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan BrinksDrones come in many shapes and sizes, and are coming to a front door near you. Retail, logistics, …

FAA

Delivery management platform Bringg raises $10 million to help any business take on Amazon

Bringg, a startup taking advantage of the shift toward faster, more transparent on-demand delivery, has raised an additional $10 million in Series B funding, the company announced this morning. The funding was led by Aleph VC, and includes participation from Coca-Cola and prior investor Pereg …

Tel Aviv

This Is Flight in the World of Tomorrow

Vision of the Future<p>A sleek new helicopter design was unveiled by Bell Helicopter at the Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas.<p>Called the FCX-001, the …

SXSW: Amazon Prime Air Drones Meet the Public — But Stay Grounded

AUSTIN, Texas — Amazon unveiled its highly anticipated delivery drones at this year's SXSW conference in Austin, Texas — but they're not yet dropping merchandise or breakfast burritos to the thousands of attendees at the tech, music and film festival.<p>For the first time ever, according to Amazon …

Robots Could Change the Face of Food Delivery

The next time you order takeout for dinner, the "deliveryperson" who comes to your door may not actually be a human being at all.<p>On Thursday, Starship Technologies went to Washington, D.C., for the latest launch of its robot delivery service, where automatons pick up orders from restaurants and …

Here's how much you earn as a courier in London's gig economy

LONDON — You can't walk more than a few yards in Britain's capital without spotting a courier.<p>On bikes or mopeds, they zip around London, delivering everything from takeaway meals or high-end fashion. They're the most visible part of the "gig economy," a growing sector of the economy that focuses …

A Night of Money, Mansions and Mexican Food Showed Us How Delivery Could Reshape Franchising

A night out with a delivery driver.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Someone in Madison, Wisc., has conjured Greek food. They went to MrDelivery.com, picked their local Greek restaurant and made their order. That information then zipped off to a centralized data …

Mexican Food

Ford is looking to put a lot of people out of work with automated delivery trucks

Ford, which jumpstarted the mass availability of gasoline-powered cars a century ago, is now envisioning a world without drivers.<p>The company this week unveiled a concept for electric, automated delivery vans, part of a new product it calls Autolivery. The vehicles are focused on package delivery in …

Trucks

Thailand’s Box24 is going beyond laundry and tackling the logistics hardware industry

In a sea of last mile logistics startups, Thailand’s Box24 aims to stand out by deploying its locker infrastructure for other services<p>Box24<p>When <b>e27</b> …

Making it rain: Drones could be the future for cloud seeding

Drones are used for aerial photography, surveillance, news coverage, and rescue operations. Now a group of scientists and researchers are figuring out if drones can make it rain. The science is called cloud seeding, and it is being tested in Nevada at an FAA site, four hours north of Las …

Trucking tech division of Uber meets with Arkansan experts at state event

Representatives from Uber Freight, a segment of Uber that focuses on matching trucks with loads to be shipped as well as on self-driving truck …

UPS tests UAV launched from delivery truck’s roof

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In a crowded field, who is ahead in the autonomous car race?

The race to create the first fully autonomous car has a variety of competitors, from giant automotive firms like General Motors, software conglomerates like Alphabet, to newly minted startups like Chris Urmson’s secretive company.<p>All of them have the end goal of creating some type of self-driving …

Uber stops San Francisco self-driving pilot as DMV revoked registrations

Uber has confirmed that it will stop its self-driving pilot in San Francisco, following a meeting today with the California DMV and Attorney General’s office. The DMV revoked the registration on 16 self-driving test vehicles Uber was using in its pilot.<p>The DMV tells TechCrunch that it invited Uber …

San Francisco

How the Supreme Court could make business owners responsible for their bad decisions

When I was in Australia earlier this summer, the resort where I stayed had a sign on its front desk informing guests that a surcharge would be imposed if payment was made by credit card. I will be back to Australia. But I won’t stay there again.<p>I recently ate dinner at a great little Italian …

Will New Regulations Mean a Fast Track to Zero Highway Deaths?

Imagine a fully loaded jumbo jet falling from the sky. Now imagine that happening every single week. That’s the level of carnage on American highways where the death toll surged upward by nearly 8 percent in 2015 after a decade’s decline.<p>But here’s a very different scenario: Imagine an era when …