Are Self-­Driving Delivery Vehicles Headed Underground?

Author: sajsmith
Publication: 
Wall Street Journal

Date: March 23, 2016

While Amazon.com Inc., A.P. Moller Maersk A/S and other big shippers look to the skies to speed up deliveries with drones, a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are setting their sights far lower: Underground.

Researchers at the new MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society, along with other MIT­affiliated logistic R&D groups, are examining the viability of underground networks of small, autonomous vehicles to deliver goods to businesses in crowded urban centers.

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