Upon receipt of the rumors that Amazon will soon launch their own business for the delivery, which will compete with FedEx and UPS, we are seeing a new Google patent that indicates that the search giant is also eyeing this market.
However, Google is different from the idea of its competitors. The company’s vision involves the use of their technologies self-driving car, powering the trucks that bring the goods directly to the consumer. So that the profession of drivers and freight forwarders may soon be a thing of the past.
Google’s patent describes “autonomous delivery platform”Consisting of trucks carrying lockers that, after his arrival to the customers home, will be unlocked by using special codes, NFC technology, or by credit card in accordance with their order.
As well as the stand-alone Google means of transportation, the trucks will be equipped with a plurality of sensors (video cameras, radar sensors and laser range finders), and a wireless communication subsystem.
The parent company Google, Alphabet, is already working on UAV – delivery system called Project Wing, which, they hope, will make its debut next year.
Of course, this is only a patent, and there is no guarantee that something like this ever appear before the public. But although Google has not yet made a comment, obviously, this patent fits perfectly into their plans.