Delivery company says autonomous trucks could bring parcel service revolution
While Google and numerous automakers plan to soon unleash self-driving cars on the roads, they might do that faster with the help of the logistics industry for a simple reason: they offer a near perfect training ground for the initial trials of automated vehicles. That’s because shipping companies such as DHL have huge, non-public areas like storage facilities and warehouses where cargo is constantly on the move – the devices might be tested in such areas with minimum threat to human life. The company added that after this first step, the next logical move would be to have the automated vehicles bring packages to a pick-up station where a client could pick them up.
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