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FedEx Self-Driving Deliveries

  Pilot Programs Starting in Houston                                                  Source:  Nuro Race to Cut Package Delivery Costs by Robotics FedEx and robotics/autonomous delivery startup Nuro of Silicon Valley, CA just announced a multi-year deal to test autonomous delivery vehicles for the FedEx delivery network.  The pilot program will start in Houston, where Nuro's low speed, unmanned R2 vehicles are already making deliveries for Domino Pizza and Kroger supermarkets.  FedEx says it will start sending vehicles for late night pickups in remote areas.  The aim of the partnership is to test and deploy Nuro's next generation autonomous delivery vehicles on a large scale basis.  The next G Nuro is all electric, low speed and self-driving with no space for humans only cargo. Race to Cut Costs Parcel delivery companies are racing to find ways to cut the cost of package deliveries.  UPS is experimenting with drone deliveries.  Freight and logistics companies are experimenting