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UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time

UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS delivered medications to two paying customers on November 1, […]

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Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, […]

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UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline

UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline UPS announced today that it is the first to receive the official nod from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate a full “drone airline,” which will allow it to expand its current small drone delivery service pilots into a country-wide […]

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UPS introduces hybrid, long-range trucks that change modes based on where they are

UPS introduces hybrid, long-range trucks that change modes based on where they are UPS is introducing 15 new vehicles to its U.K. fleet that offer extended driving range versus traditional EVs, but that are also capable of operating in fully electric mode when required to do so, as in emission-free zones and […]

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UPS takes minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple

UPS takes minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple UPS said Thursday it has taken a minority stake in self-driving truck startup, TuSimple, just months after the two companies began testing the use of autonomous trucks in Arizona. The size of minority investment, which was made by the company’s venture arm UPS […]

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FedEx ends ground-delivery contract with Amazon

FedEx ends ground-delivery contract with Amazon FedEx is ending a partnership with Amazon to supply the ecommerce company with ground delivery shipping after its current contract ends this month, the company confirmed to Bloomberg. This is the second contract FedEx has allowed to end without renewal with Amazon, following a similar decision […]

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 […]

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UPS is testing an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York

UPS is testing an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York UPS has been quietly testing a  program that lets the shipping service deliver packages inside multi-unit homes while occupants are out. The service utilizes smart locks created by Latch, a New York-based smart lock startup that teamed with Jet late last […]

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises .2 million Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech […]

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Amazon isn’t to blame the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive

Amazon isn’t to blame the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle. More posts by this contributor Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat With autonomy, commercial real […]

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