Self-Driving the Future of Parcel Delivery

Last-mile delivery, as the name would suggest, refers to the final miles of a parcel’s journey to the customers’ doorsteps. Despite its minor role, last-mile delivery accounts for nearly half of total supply chain cost. The last-mile cost has long been a headache for delivery companies, but everything is expected to change now with autonomous vehicles.

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