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Google Earns Patent For Driverless Delivery Truck

Google Earns Patent For Driverless Delivery Truck

Trady

Trady

12 February 20164 min read

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Google Earns Patent For Driverless Delivery Truck

Introduction to the concept

What’s interesting about Google’s U.S. patent for a self-driving package delivery truck is that the truck not only does not need a driver to turn the steering wheel, but it does not need an attendant ring the doorbell either. This might be a glimpse into the very-automated package delivery future.

Overview of the patent

In Google’s concept, the driverless truck would arrive at the specified address. The package recipient would then use a predetermined access code to unlock one or more of the many secured lockers on the truck containing the package. The recipient would open the sealed compartment using a predetermined credit card or a pin number.

How the truck operates

So how does a truck drive all by itself? The driverless delivery truck would navigate itself with range-finding lasers, video cameras and even radar. And should traffic put the patented truck behind schedule, it would send a text telling the recipient it will be delayed - how courteous!

Competition in the field

Who is taking the lead on the race to develop the best driverless delivery car? Meanwhile, competition among delivery companies is heating up. Amazon, for example, is preparing drones to deliver small packages, and Uber is making inroads too. So as it’s hard to say who is ahead in the driverless delivery car arena as of now. Although, this recently filed patent by Google, is letting us know that Google remains a potentially strong competitor.

Google's position in the market

Meanwhile, competition among delivery companies is heating up. Amazon, for example, is preparing drones to deliver small packages, and Uber is making inroads too. So as it’s hard to say who is ahead in the driverless delivery car arena as of now. Although, this recently filed patent by Google, is letting us know that Google remains a potentially strong competitor.

Conclusion

Google's self-driving package delivery truck is a glimpse into the future of automated package delivery. The truck does not require a driver or an attendant to ring the doorbell. Instead, the recipient uses a predetermined access code to unlock secured lockers on the truck. The truck navigates using range-finding lasers, video cameras, and radar. If the truck is delayed, it sends a text to the recipient. Google's patent positions them as a strong competitor in the driverless delivery car arena.


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