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U.S. Permits Startup Nuro to Deploy Up to 5,000 Driverless Delivery Vehicles

In a first-of-its-kind approval by U.S. regulators, a federal agency on Thursday gave permission for autonomous vehicle startup Nuro Inc. over the next two years to deploy up to 5,000 low-speed electric delivery vehicles without human controls like mirrors and …

Look! Up in the Sky. Uber and Hyundai Unveil Air Taxi.

Uber and Hyundai Motor Co. announced they will develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network. The companies unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In this partnership, Hyundai …

Autonomous Deliveries Will Likely Catch on Before Taxis, Says Waymo CEO

True driverless cars have arrived from Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet Inc., but the company’s chief executive officer says robot ride hailing may not be the first form of automotive autonomy to take off commercially. Waymo has begun running …

Boeing Sees Flying Cars Revolutionizing Urban Transportation, Package Delivery

Boeing Co said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services. Boeing is …

China’s Largest Courier Firm, SF Holding, Wins License to Deliver Parcels by Drone

Chinese courier company SF Holding Co. says it’s won a license to operate drones, opening up a new potential frontier for package delivery in the world’s second-largest economy. SF, the nation’s largest listed courier provider by market value, said late …

Why Driverless Delivery of Goods Is Likely to Arrive Before Passengers

In the wait for self-driving technology, cell-phone toting tech bros may have to cede their spot in line to pizzas, Craigslist couches and the mounting ephemera of e-commerce. The future—at least in the near-term—will not only be driverless, but sans …