Boxbot, with a fleet of bright, modular delivery trucks, is helping more retailers enable last-mile delivery by providing the flexibility of choosing between human drivers and bots

There are plenty of last-mile delivery startups these days, each with their own take on the costly, difficult process. Now Boxbot, a new delivery startup, is entering the market with a new concept—enabling the choice of self-driving vehicles or human delivery.

In partnership with delivery company OnTrac, Boxbot will use a fleet of five special vans with human drivers on top of its existing trucks. The modular design of the trucks, which feature an unmissable orange and blue design, will allow for the transportation of most any shape or size of package. Customers choose a one-hour window for their deliveries and can choose between a driverless vehicle or a human driver for their last-mile delivery.

Boxbot is banking on the fact that navigating residential obstacles, like gated communities and apartment buildings, will set them up for success in the race to conquer the market. So while Boxbot equips its cars with software to make routing and navigation easier, some difficult deliveries can still be done by hand. Boxbot is currently beta testing its services in Oakland.

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There are plenty of last-mile delivery startups these days, each with their own take on the costly, difficult process. Now Boxbot, a new delivery startup, is entering the market with a new concept—enabling the choice of self-driving vehicles or human delivery.

In partnership with delivery company OnTrac, Boxbot will use a fleet of five special vans with human drivers on top of its existing trucks. The modular design of the trucks, which feature an unmissable orange and blue design, will allow for the transportation of most any shape or size of package. Customers choose a one-hour window for their deliveries and can choose between a driverless vehicle or a human driver for their last-mile delivery.