What is happening: A user on Reddit has spotted an autonomous truck made by Embark pulling an Amazon trailer.
Comments: Both companies declined to comment, but they also failed to deny a partnership agreement.
Autonomous: Using autonomous vehicles ultimately negates the need for a driver, hence making transport costs a lot cheaper. A report by McKinsey and Company claimed the US trucking sector could reduce labor costs by $24 billion.
Amazon: The global giant has been incorporating automation in its business for a little while now, including autonomous delivery robots, so this potential partnership would not be a huge surprise.
What have Amazon said about autonomous transport in the past: “Successful over-the-road autonomy will create safer roadways and a better work environment for drivers on long-haul runs.”