FedEx seeks to automate much of the package delivery process

FedEx is looking at everything – replacing drivers with autonomous delivery trucks and small robots, integration with Google Echo and Amazon Alexa to request package delivery via voice command, using “platooned” semi-automated truck caravans to reduce the number of drivers and reduce fuel consumption, and more:

The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app.

Source: FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon

Last night I had a bizarre dream. In my dream (really, I had this dream), Amazon had located package warehouses near trauma centers. After helicopters delivered trauma patients, they were then picking up and carrying packages by air on their return trip to their operation base generating a little revenue on the otherwise non revenue part of the flight.

Yes, probably a silly dream, but who knows?

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