The Postal Service is Working Toward Autonomous Mail Delivery
An article by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier for Fedscoop, summarizes the U.S. Postal Service report detailing interest in possibly implementing self-driving vehicles. The paper, released in early October, looks at how autonomous trucks, cars and vans could be used within USPS as such vehicles become widely available. The the agency’s inspector general envisions five core ways in which self-driving vehicles could help with mail delivery. In one scenario, an autonomous postal truck would drive the route itself, leaving the postal worker on hand free to sort mail or carry out other administrative tasks. The Postal Service is actually already working toward this vision — the agency has partnered with the University of Michigan to build a prototype it hopes to pilot on 10 rural routes in 2019. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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