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Five shortlisted to develop autonomous future

AECOM, Arup, City Science, Immense Solutions and Leeds City Council have made it through to the final round of Roads for the Future, a national competition to design roads fit for driverless cars.

Autonomous vehicle investment vital, says TRL

Slow uptake of autonomous vehicles for freight could leave the UK “lagging behind other countries and missing the opportunity to reap the benefits of being a market leader in this technology”, according to a report by TRL for the Cross River Partnership.

XPO launches voice tracking

XPO Logistics has launched voice tracking for last mile shipments. The company has integrated Google Home and Amazon Echo capabilities with its last mile network.

Doddle launches returns chatbot

Doddle, has launched a Facebook chatbot using artificial intelligence (AI) to ask customers for one or more pieces of data related to their return (a 30 second interaction) that also reduces the time a customer needs to spend in-store handing over the parcel to seconds.

Geodis to produce drones for warehouse inventory

After two years of development, Geodis and Delta Drone will start the production phase of an automatic warehouse inventory solution that uses drones. The partnership are currently working on producing a system that can be manufactured – the production phase will be in operation by the end of this year.

Zipline launches the world’s fastest delivery drone

Zipline has launched what it describes as the “fastest commercial delivery drone on earth”. The drone delivery company has overhauled its existing logistics and delivery service to enable global expansion.

Robotics boom creates components shortage

A global surge in robotics manufacturing has created a shortage of common industrial components required for other industries, according to suppliers, bearings manufacturer SMB has warned.