How self-driving technology could transform everything from retail to transit

When people think about self-driving cars, they imagine a future where they buy a car that has a “self drive” button that takes them wherever they want to go. But the impact of self-driving technology is likely to be much broader than just driving.

The advent of self-driving technology will transform the design possibilities for all sorts of vehicles. It will also change the economics of delivery services, making on-demand delivery a much faster, cheaper, and more convenient option for customers.

ARStechnica reviews these new options: “The story is similar when it comes to moving stuff around. You don’t have to drive to a store to buy stuff. You can also have it delivered. And there are two basic options here. Most products are delivered using a service like UPS or FedEx, and it takes a day or two to get your stuff to you. But some companies, like pizza restaurants, offer personalized on-demand deliveries measured in minutes rather than days.s on-demand delivery options get more affordable, some people who would previously have driven to the store will let stores send stuff to them instead. Others will shift from two-day shipping on Amazon to 30-minute shipping using an on-demand service.”

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