Why we’re getting self-driving delivery before self-driving Ubers


Self-driving cars and trucks are everywhere, it seems. Especially in the news.

We were inundated this week with media reports about huge progress on the autonomous vehicle front.

Will all this autonomous-vehicle news happening in a single week, surely self-driving cars are just around the corner, right?

Not so fast. The truth is that while self-driving Ubers are a decade away, self-driving delivery vans started delivering stuff for real this week — the self-driving delivery revolution is already happening.