FedEx to Test Autonomous Delivery Vehicle
June 17, 2021—FedEx has entered into a multi-year agreement with Nuro, a robotics company that makes custom autonomous vehicles, to test autonomous vehicle delivery.
According to a press release, the companies are teaming up to "advance last-mile logistics with autonomous vehicles" with "multi-stop and appointment-based delivery options in Houston," Texas. The collaboration launched in April as a pilot program.
"The exponential growth of e-commerce has accelerated the demand for reliable, autonomous solutions throughout all stages of the supply chain. FedEx believes that continued innovation and automation will improve safety, efficiency, and productivity for the company’s more than 570,000 team members as they continue to move the world forward," the release says.