Alibaba-owned logistics company Cainiao has partnered with Chinese robotics company RoboSense to develop an autonomous delivery robot. The unmanned wheeled robotic vehicle uses LiDAR to navigate, carrying packages at a pedestrian-safe speed of less than 10 miles per hour. It uses facial recognition technology to ensure that it has arrived at the correct recipient before opening the doors to its package locker.
Package delivery company UPS formed a subsidiary called Flight Forward and applied for the Federal Aviation Administration approval to begin operating commercial drone delivery.
Texas-based grocery retailer H-E-B piloted autonomous delivery near its Olmos Park, TX, supermarket with a self-driving vehicle named Newton, which can hold up to 32 orders of varying size.
Automaker Hyundai’s experiential showroom immerses visitors inside the brand’s vision of automotive culture through interactive installations, events, a service center, cafe and classes on topics such as vehicle maintenance. It also features CLOi GuideBot, a friendly robot created by LG Electronics that can answer questions about the showroom and its vehicles.
The head of Turo's U.K. team tells PSFK how the platform is poised to fundamentally shift the nature of car ownership, enabling a service it describes as the Airbnb of car-sharing and letting car owners make money on their vehicle's idle time
Looking to enhance the convenience of its environmentally friendly scooter rental to compete with bike and ride shares, Bird will directly deliver to and pick up personal scooters from monthly subscribers
The luxury automaker leads the industry in redefining an entrenched business model for an increasingly digital world
Nissan recently launched an innovative automotive retail concept in France's capital city, focused on ecommerce and electric cars, and inviting customers to try, then buy online
Detailed in PSFK's Automotive CX Debrief, mobility companies are diversifying their offerings, letting customers switch between options like car sharing, public transportation, bikes and scooters as their needs change
The Singapore hub is inviting travelers to dine, shop and stroll through gardens at its Jewel shopping center, joining the trend around travel establishments investing in on-site destinations
The luxury automaker is exploring ways to ethically monetize information from its connected and autonomous vehicles, turning its cars into media platforms and helping advertisers target consumers
IKEA showcases its commitment to environmental causes with an autonomous trash-clearing boat, launching in tandem with a London storefront and allowing community members to take turns steering it remotely
Jelbi is Berlin's mobile platform designed to help visitors and Berliners alike navigate the city, including all mobility options from bikesharing to ridehailing and public transit in one place
Catering to the business and regular long-haul traveler, American's new in-flight kits add extra luxury to premium passenger classes