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Nuro cofounder explains how it could eliminate delivery fees - Business Insider

  • Founded in 2016 by two former employees of Alphabet's self-driving car program (now called Waymo), Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, Nuro is developing autonomous delivery vehicles and the software that powers them.
  • But there are some concerns specific to Nuro's business model — like how customers will feel about interacting with a driverless vehicle, rather than having a delivery person come to their door, and how drivers will respond to Nuro's vehicles, which are about half the width of a car and have a maximum speed of 25 mph.
  • He credited Uber and Lyft with increasing the comfort customers have with app-based curbside interactions, and said Nuro tries to keep its vehicles on roads with speed limits near 25 mph.
  • Users, including a reporter from The New York Times, would often bump their head on the door, Ferguson said, but Nuro has addressed that issue with the second version of its delivery vehicle, the R2, which it will roll out on public roads early next year.

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Nuro cofounder explains how it could eliminate delivery fees - Business Insider

  • Founded in 2016 by two former employees of Alphabet's self-driving car program (now called Waymo), Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, Nuro is developing autonomous delivery vehicles and the software that powers them.
  • But there are some concerns specific to Nuro's business model — like how customers will feel about interacting with a driverless vehicle, rather than having a delivery person come to their door, and how drivers will respond to Nuro's vehicles, which are about half the width of a car and have a maximum speed of 25 mph.
  • He credited Uber and Lyft with increasing the comfort customers have with app-based curbside interactions, and said Nuro tries to keep its vehicles on roads with speed limits near 25 mph.
  • Users, including a reporter from The New York Times, would often bump their head on the door, Ferguson said, but Nuro has addressed that issue with the second version of its delivery vehicle, the R2, which it will roll out on public roads early next year.

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A cofounder of the Softbank-funded startup Nuro reveals how the company plans to make money off its self-driving delivery robots without charging any fees

  • Founded in 2016 by two former employees of Alphabet's self-driving car program (now called Waymo), Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, Nuro is developing autonomous delivery vehicles and the software that powers them.
  • But there are some concerns specific to Nuro's business model — like how customers will feel about interacting with a driverless vehicle, rather than having a delivery person come to their door, and how drivers will respond to Nuro's vehicles, which are about half the width of a car and have a maximum speed of 25 mph.
  • He credited Uber and Lyft with increasing the comfort customers have with app-based curbside interactions, and said Nuro tries to keep its vehicles on roads with speed limits near 25 mph.
  • Users, including a reporter from The New York Times, would often bump their head on the door, Ferguson said, but Nuro has addressed that issue with the second version of its delivery vehicle, the R2, which it will roll out on public roads early next year.

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Morgan Stanley says Amazon Logistics is leaving rural deliveries to the USPS — and the 'cherry picking' is a brilliant strategy to cut costs

  • According to a recent Morgan Stanley report, Amazon is "disproportionately servicing" the United States' densest areas alone.
  • Servicing the densest areas is a way to keep costs low, but it could bleed out the USPS, which has the legal imperative to serve all US addresses — even the low-margin, low-density rural neighborhoods.
  • The company's last-mile, or home delivery, network is a major threat to UPS, FedEx, the US Postal Service, and other traditional parcel carriers.
  • Through a combination of Amazon's own packages and other e-commerce packages, Amazon stands to become a larger last-mile deliverer than FedEx and UPS by 2020 and 2022 respectively, according to the Morgan Stanley report.
  • Instead, Morgan Stanley's report says the burgeoning logistics company is focusing on urban and suburban areas.
  • The agency has a legal imperative to serve all zip codes in the US, but rural America's lack of density means low margins for whomever is doing the delivery.

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