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Package Delivering Autonomous Vans

Waymo and Ups Will Run a Test in Phoenix with self-driving vans

— January 31, 2020 — Autos
Waymo is collaborating with UPS on a pilot test, where its autonomous vans will drive packages around Phoenix. The test will have the autonomous vans take packages from UPS locations to the processing locations. During the trip, a safety driver will also be present. The test is scheduled to begin before March of 2020.

The test will be used to asses how the two organizations can help each other in the future. For UPS, implementing autonomous vehicles into package delivery services could drastically increase the speed it could operate, as well as also increasing reliability and eliminating costs. This is because autonomous vehicles could be moving packages without needing to stop.


Image Credit: Waymo/ UPS
Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Package Delivery - Implementing autonomous vehicles into package delivery services could increase speed, reliability, and eliminate costs.
2. Collaboration Between Waymo and UPS - The partnership between Waymo and UPS can lead to innovative solutions for the future of package delivery.
3. Safety in Autonomous Delivery - Developing robust safety measures will be crucial in ensuring the success of autonomous delivery systems.
Industry Implications
1. Logistics and Delivery - The logistics and delivery industry can benefit from adopting autonomous vehicles for package transportation.
2. Autonomous Vehicle Technology - Advancements in autonomous vehicle technology will drive the future of package delivery services.
3. Transportation and Mobility - The transportation and mobility sector will see disruptive changes with the integration of autonomous delivery systems.
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