autonomous delivery

Stellantis CEO says there’s still life in Waymo deal for self-driving delivery vans

Stellantis, the automaker that owns 14 brands, including Chrysler, Jeep and Ram, and autonomous vehicle technology company Waymo are not only still working together, the companies are deepening the pa

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro taps simulation company Foretellix to cut R&D costs

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro has struck a deal with safety-focused software company Foretellix to help with virtual testing of its automated driving system, in a bid to cut R&D costs while sti

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro to restructure, pause commercial expansion

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is in the midst of a restructuring that will result in layoffs and shift resources away from commercial operations and toward R&D. This is the second time in less

Ottonomy.IO raises $3.3 million to expand network of autonomous robots for deliveries

Ottonomy.IO, a startup working on solving delivery problems using autonomous robots, has raised $3.3 million in a seed funding round as it looks to expand its market and deploy robots to existing cust

Chick-fil-A taps Refraction AI for autonomous delivery pilot

When Refraction AI was founded in 2019, its goal was to use robotics to bring down the cost of last-mile delivery. Over the past couple of years, the startup has worked directly with restaurants in it

Top three takeaways from Nuro’s session at TC Sessions: Mobility

Jiajun Zhu, co-founder and CEO of autonomous robot company Nuro, joined TechCrunch onstage during TC Sessions: Mobility on Wednesday to discuss how the startup aims to revolutionize commercial autonom

Argo AI launches driverless autonomous vehicle testing in Miami, Austin

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, is launching driverless testing operations in Miami and Austin, a significant milestone for the startup that illustrat

Uber Eats pilots autonomous delivery with Serve Robotics, Motional

Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new

Ford hints at shift to middle mile autonomous delivery with Argo AI

Ford and autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI have been partnering for years to bring high level self-driving capabilities to Ford vehicles. To date, much of that partnership has been realize

Cruise expands Walmart autonomous delivery pilot in Arizona

Cruise, the self-driving car unit of General Motors, has expanded its autonomous delivery pilot with Walmart in Arizona. The company will now be doing limited deliveries for customers in Chandler, in

Mitsubishi partners with Cartken to break into the robotic delivery world

Mitsubishi Electric, the automaker’s electronics equipment manufacturing company, is starting a pilot program to explore the value of autonomous robots. The company will be working with Cartken,

Nuro’s newest autonomous delivery bot is designed for the masses

Nuro showed off Wednesday one of the final pieces of its commercial autonomous delivery strategy. The startup, which has raised more than $2.13 billion since former Google engineers Dave Ferguson and

Uber spinout Serve Robotics gets $13M seed round to expand sidewalk robot deliveries

Serve Robotics, the autonomous sidewalk delivery company that spun out from Uber-owned Postmates in March, has closed an expanded seed round at $13 million. The company will use the funds to accelerat

Segway makes its first foray into sidewalk robot delivery with Coco partnership

Segway sees a future for sidewalk delivery robots and is now preparing to┬ábe the burgeoning industry’s go-to manufacturer. The company, which has supplied electric scooters for almost all of th

Cruise lays out its plan for ‘how’ it will make robotaxis a reality

The string of engineers who spoke Thursday night during a deep dive into Cruise’s autonomous vehicle technology never mentioned Tesla’s name. They didn’t have to, although the messag

Russian tech giant Yandex expands Israeli footprint with acquisition of Wind’s Tel Aviv operations

Russian tech giant Yandex is expanding its mobility footprint in Israel with the acquisition of shared e-scooter company Wind’s Israeli operations. The two are not sharing the terms of the deal,

Starship Technologies is bringing food delivery robots to four more US college campuses this year

Starship Technologies, an autonomous delivery services company, announced that it will begin delivery service on four additional college campuses this fall, adding to the 20 campuses on which it alrea

Kiwibot partners with hospitality giant Sodexo to bring food delivery robots to more college campuses

Kiwibot, the robotic sidewalk delivery startup, has announced a partnership with food services and facilities management giant Sodexo to bring its robots to U.S. college campuses. As of this month, st

Refraction AI’s Matthew Johnson-Roberson on finding the middle path to robotic delivery

Refraction AI calls itself the Goldilocks of robotic delivery. The Ann Arbor-based company recently raised a $4.2-million seed round and expanded operations to Austin.

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro moves into logistics with FedEx

Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup founded in 2016 by former Google engineers Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, is expanding into parcel logistics through a partnership with FedEx. The multiyear, multi
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