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Mercedes Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans and Matternet, the drone tech startup, have created something of a concept car, or as they’re calling it, a Vision Van, that could change the way small packages are delivered across short distances. The Vision Van’s rooftop serves as a launch and landing pad for Matternet’s new, Matternet 2 drones. The Matternet 2 drones, which are autonomous, can pick up and carry a …

Amazon’s Prime Now service starts delivering test drives from Hyundai

Amazon’s same-day delivery service Prime Now, which is today available in more than a couple of dozen U.S. metros, is experimenting with another type of service that goes beyond traditional purchases: it’s offering consumers the ability to test drive cars. Specifically, Amazon has partnered with Hyundai to offer test drives of the 2017 Elantra through a new program called “Prime Now. Drive Now.” To be clear, the …

Amazon launches Prime Air, its own dedicated cargo planes to speed delivery

Delivery by drone or self-driving trucks may not be here any time soon for Amazon.com. But the e-commerce juggernaut plans to launch its first ever branded cargo plane, the Amazon One, at Seattle’s SeaFair Air Show on Friday. The plane is a a Boeing 767-300 operated by Atlas Air, an existing provider of air cargo services for Amazon.com. In a press statement ahead of the …