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Report: Amazon explores the value of self-driving vehicles


Always in search of more efficient, cheaper delivery methods, Amazon is exploring a new avenue.

The online giant has created a think tank that is evaluating how driverless vehicles could improve package delivery speeds, according to NewsMax.

The group, which is comprised of 12 members, began brainstorming on the initiative more than a year ago. However, the group is not designing a fleet of driverless vehicles.

Instead, the team is evaluating how to leverage self-driving vehicles throughout the supply chain. Specifically, the group is exploring how unmanned vehicles could improve Amazon's workflow across forklifts, trucks, and drones, according to the report.

In the report, automotive analyst Dave Sullivan told the Wall Street Journal, which first broke the story, that “Amazon has a plan in place to shake up the entire supply chain as we know it today.”

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