Your Next Postmates Delivery May Not Come With a Driver

January 11, 2018

Ford has teamed up with gig-economy start-up Postmates to develop its autonomous vehicle technology.

Ford’s VP of autonomous vehicles and electrification told Cheddar he hopes to learn exactly how self-driving cars can be used.

“We’re going to learn how the different forms of things that are being delivered work with AVs,” Sherif Marakby said. “Maybe some things work perfectly with autonomous vehicles, maybe some things don’t.”

Postmates offers on-demand delivery from small businesses to area residents. The company says it operates in over 250 cities and makes about 2.5 deliveries per month.

Ford is one of several car makers looking to use self-driving cars as a service.

Volkswagen and Hyundai recently announced a partnership with Aurora, an autonomous technology start-up, to roll out self driving vehicles.

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