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Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon’s Zoox Unveils Autonomous Electric Vehicle

Zoox vehicle Zoox L5 Fully autonomous, all-electric robotaxi at Coit Tower in San Francisco. (Zoox)

Zoox Inc., the self-driving startup owned by Amazon .com Inc., unveiled a fully autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel that can drive day and night on a single charge.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Merchants Say Deliveries of Some Products Are Delayed

Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Amazon boxes sit stacked at a USPS facility in Fairfax, Va., on May 19. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. merchants around the U.S. say some products that normally reach customers in one or two days are now taking a week or longer just as the world’s largest online retailer heads into what’s expected to be a record-busting holiday shopping season.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 25, 2020
Business, Logistics

Walgreens CFO Downplays Amazon’s Role in Pharmacy Industry

At the moment, Walgreens' CFO isn't too concerned about Amazon entering the pharmacy space. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s finance chief downplayed the impact of Amazon .com Inc. just days after the internet giant’s push into online pharmacy sent shares of pharmacies and drug distributors reeling.

Angelica LaVito | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2020
Logistics

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy, Shaking Up Another Industry

An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van on Oct. 1. An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van on Oct. 1. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Nov. 17 that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to their front door in a couple of days.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
November 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon to Expand In-Garage Delivery to 4,000 US Cities

An Amazon Prime delivery van sits parked on a street in Seattle. An Amazon Prime delivery van sits parked on a street in Seattle. (Jimmy Anderson/Getty Images)

Amazon .com Inc. is about to see whether shoppers wary of contact with package delivery drivers would rather let them into the garage instead.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Grows Delivery Network in Brazil’s Largest Logistics Push

A packed box moves along an Amazon conveyor belt in Tilbury, U.K. A packed box moves along an Amazon conveyor belt in Tilbury, U.K. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is opening three new distribution centers in Brazil, marking its biggest logistics push in Latin America’s largest market as competition intensifies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gabriela Mello | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Announces First Air Cargo Expansion Outside US

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Kentucky. An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is launching air cargo operations in Europe, the online retailer’s first such expansion outside of the U.S. as it looks to bring more freight operations in-house.

November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Plus Selects Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider

Plus automated trucks Plus 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)

Plus, 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

Amazon Rivian van Amazon

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

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