Should consumers brace for an attack of the delivery droids?

Autonomous vehicles could revolutionise the way goods reach consumers’ doorsteps, but they also risk being a menace. By Freddie Holmes

With the onset of autonomous driving technology, advances in machine learning and the ever-present need to reduce urban emissions, the automotive industry is taking steps to optimise the final leg of a journey. Often described as ‘last mile’ solutions, these typically relate to trips made by a delivery service—be it food or parcels—and connections from a major travel hub to a precise destination, such as from a train station to an office block in the centre of town….

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