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Welcome to the inaugural edition of Delivery Industry Insights, your go-to source for weekly updates brought to you by Service Club.

From platform developments to collaborative endeavours, emerging trends to cutting-edge technologies, and a comprehensive overview of key players and their activities, you’ll find it all right here, week after week.

Let’s dive right in!


Top Headlines from the last 7 days:


California Regulators Vote to Expand Robotaxis in San Francisco

A man sits in the back seat of a self-driving taxi robot. He is wearing a suit and tie, and he is holding a newspaper. The taxi is driving down a city street.

California regulators have voted to allow Waymo and Cruise to expand their driverless taxi services in San Francisco. The decision is a major milestone for the commercialization of self-driving car technology. Supporters of the expansion say it will make the city’s streets safer and more accessible to people with disabilities, while opponents worry that it will put jobs at risk and raise safety concerns. The companies have been testing their driverless taxi services in San Francisco for several years and have a combined fleet of about 500 cars. They say they will continue to work closely with regulators and other stakeholders to ensure the safety of their services.

KEENON’s Next-Generation Delivery and Cleaning Robots Debut at World Robot Conference

A robotic vacuum cleaner carries a tea cup across a living room floor. The vacuum cleaner is black and round, with two spinning brushes on the bottom. The tea cup is white. The vacuum cleaner is moving slowly and carefully, as if it is trying not to spill the tea.

KEENON Robotics, a leading global commercial service robotics company, recently unveiled two new robots at the World

Robot Conference in Beijing. The DINERBOT T10 is a next-generation multifunctional delivery robot that can deliver food, beverages, and other items. The KLEENBOT C30 is a cutting-edge cleaning service robot that can clean floors, carpets, and other surfaces. KEENON Robotics has been at the forefront of the indoor unmanned commercial service robots industry for over 10 years and has a strong presence in China. The company is committed to global innovation and excellence, and the launch of these two new robots marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey.

Maui wildfires: Uber, along with other companies, to support displaced locals

Delivery Industry Weekly Roundup: The Latest News and Trends - shutterstock 2348346077In response to the wildfires in Maui, Uber is providing free rides to the shelter at the Hawaii Convention Center for evacuees and volunteers. The company is also donating \$1 million to the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Uber is working with local authorities to ensure that these efforts are coordinated and safe.




Evri and Zoomo Partner to Deploy E-Cargo Bikes in City Centers

A photo of an electric cargo bike parked on the street in a city. The bike is a tricycle with a large cargo box . The bike is blue and has a white basket attached to the handlebars. Evri, a parcel delivery company, is expanding its use of e-cargo bikes to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency. The company has partnered with Zoomo, a provider of last-mile electric fleet solutions, to deploy 15 EAV cargo bikes at its Wimbledon depot. According to their research, their bikes can deliver goods 60% faster than vans in city centres and reduce carbon emissions by 90%. Evri plans to triple its parcel deliveries by e-cargo bikes to over 500,000 within the next year.


As we bring this week’s issue of Delivery Industry Insights to a close, we hope you’ve found our updates and insights both informative and engaging. Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage of the ever-evolving landscape of the delivery industry.
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