Amazon Looking At Self-Driving Vehicles To Further Shipping Business
Amazon may soon have self-driving vehicles doing the shipping. The e-commerce company has reportedly built a team to look into the possibility of integrating autonomous trucks and other vehicles to help out the business.
According to Quartz, the company's self-driving plan is still in the early stages. The team, made up of around a dozen people, was created more than one year ago to focus on how the company can take advantage of the driverless technology.
As Business Insider reported, Amazon has shown interest in the technology before. In fact, it recently received a patent for a "roadway management system" meant for autonomous vehicles. The system will supposedly aid the self-driving vehicles to locate the best lanes that will suit their needs.
Amazon is not only focusing on driverless trucks, it has also brought in robotics into their warehouses. Kiva, a robotics company that Amazon purchased back in 2012 for $775 million, has developed small orange robots that can carry packages around the warehouses. The robot workers have been utilized since 2014 and have grown in number, around 30,000, by 2015. These robots are similar to the Little Orange, a similar-looking robot developed by Hikvision and being used in the same manner by a particular Chinese company. As expected, operations within the warehouse have improved drastically as inventory management became faster and more efficient.
With robots taking over the workplace, Amazon is also looking at integrating driverless technology to take over the shipping industry. The company is also already involved in using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones to make deliveries. If everything falls into place, Amazons shipping operations will rely mostly on robots and artificial intelligence. The little orange robots will handle the warehouse operations while the self-driving vehicles will take the packages from point A to point B while the drones will finish off the deliveries by dropping off the packages at specified drop-off points.
Amazon Prime Air Drone's First Ever US Delivery Is A Box Full Of Sunscreen
Amazon Prime Air successfully made its first public drone delivery in the United States.
Uber's Self-Driving Cars In Trouble For Running Six Red Lights
Uber is facing a lawsuit after its experimental self-driving car was caught running a red light on the streets of San Francisco.
Embark's Autonomous Trucks Hit The Road To Assist Long-Haul Drivers
Embark is rolling out its fleet of self-driving trucks in its effort to help long-haul drivers out.
FedEx to Use Self-Driving Trucks, Robots And Alexa To Make Deliveries Easier
FedEx is exploring the possibility of employing autonomous trucks,robots and artificial intelligence to provide better delivery services.
Grab Sony Xperia XZ With Free Memory Card For Just $400, Details Here!
The Sony Xperia XZ has received a new price cut in the US. A quick look at the device's Amazon listing reveals you can grab a unit for as low as $399.99.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
How Scars are Formed and How to Remove It
Scar formation is a result of a biological process in skin after an injury or trauma. It is formed when the dermis layer of the skin is damaged. It is our body's way to repair tissues and organs and is a natural part of the healing process. A scar tissue is composed of the same type of collagen it is replacing with. Scars lacks elasticity compared to normal tissue. There are different degrees of scarring depending on the injury the tissue is subjected to.
Best Wireless Router Extender - Booster to extend your Wifi Signals
Sometimes nothing hurts most when suddenly your live streaming gets interrupted and buffering kicks in. Is like you are watching your favorite TV series then, Alas! Power goes out. If the problem isn't within your house, you feel like walking into your power supply company and blast the boss. Among the top causes of limited internet connectivity in our areas of living or business, is dead zones.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!