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Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Plus.ai Selects Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider

Plus.ai truck Plus.ai reported it has been conducting pilot tests of its automated driving system for some large logistics providers, with pre-orders coming from some of these early pilot partners. (Plus.ai)

Plus .ai, a provider of self-driving truck technology, announced it selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider to support the commercial deployment of its system.

October 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon’s Prime Day Steals Rivals’ Black Friday Spotlight

An employee scans a package at an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.K. An employee scans a package at an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.K. on Oct. 12. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc.’s two-day Prime Day sale kicked off on Oct. 13 and is expected to give the world’s largest e-commerce company an early advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals still contending with pandemic-spooked consumers wary of battling Black Friday crowds.

October 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Unveils Prototype of Rivian-Built Electric Delivery Van

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Amazon .com Inc. unveiled a prototype of one of three electric vehicles being developed in partnership with startup EV truck manufacturer Rivian.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Lion Battery-Electric Trucks Bound for Amazon

Amazon Lion Electric Class 6 Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle-mile trucking operations. (The Lion Electric Co.)

Lion Electric announced that it will deliver 10 Class 6 battery-electric vehicles to Amazon.com Inc., with the first two arriving this year.

September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon drone Amazon.com unveils its Prime Air delivery drone during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Amazon­.com took a leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a few companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon’s Zoox Gets Green Light for Robotaxi Tests in California

A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California. A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc.’s self-driving-car unit, Zoox Inc., is getting a green light from California to test autonomous vehicles on public roads without a safety driver, becoming the fourth company to receive the state’s blessing for truly driverless testing.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Plans to Put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods

Packed boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tilbury, U.K. Packed boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tilbury, U.K. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

The facilities, which will eventually number about 1,500, will bring products closer to customers, making shopping online about as fast as a quick run to the store.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Looks to Use More Contractors for Grocery Delivery

Amazon will experiment with a program that pays independent contractors to fetch groceries. A shopping cart filled with Amazon Prime grocery bags sits outside a Whole Foods store in Washington on March 31. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is experimenting with a new program that pays independent contractors to fetch groceries from shelves in Whole Foods stores and deliver them in their own vehicles.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon’s Whole Foods Opens Delivery-Only Facility in Brooklyn

Whole Foods is opening a "store" in Brooklyn that will function as a warehouse for online orders. Whole Foods is opening a "store" in Brooklyn that will function as a warehouse for online orders. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

Whole Foods Market on Sept. 1 opened a location in Brooklyn that it’s calling a store — except shoppers won’t be welcome to walk the aisles.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
September 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart’s Challenger to Amazon Prime Will Launch Sept. 15

Walmart's new subscription program, Walmart+, will be available Sept. 15. Walmart's new subscription program, Walmart+, will be available Sept. 15. (George Frey/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc.’s answer to Amazon Prime finally has a launch date.

September 1, 2020

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