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Logistics to be Transformed through Self-Driving Vehicles

Dec. 15, 2014

Self-driving vehicles will change the world of logistics, according to a new study by DHL “There is a strong case for suggesting that the logistics industry will adopt self-driving vehicles much faster than most other industries,” DHL Trend Research says in its report “Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics.”

One reason this industry will be quick to take advantage of the new technology is that there are different rules that would apply to a vehicle that operates in a secure private zone that is transporting goods instead of people.

The report points out that currently there are numerous applications of autonomous technology in logistics, ”providing further evidence that driverless vehicles are safe and successful in closed environments.”

Read more on self-driving vehicles on Material Handling & Logistics.

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