Monday, August 29, 2016

KANSAS CITY TRANSIT COMPANY PLANS UPCOMING ROBOT DELIVERY SERVICE!!!

The latest local scheme from a newbie transit company . . .

"With BridjBOX, the same 14-seat buses would be stuffed with parcels as well as people, and the same routing software would design optimal delivery routes. The drivers would offload the packages to storage lockers  . . . At first, human couriers would walk the packages to their destinations . . . But the company's CEO hopes to be using robots before the year is out. The machines would be able to open the lockers, extract the packages, then roll down sidewalks at about 3 miles an hour to deliver them to a home or business. The robots won’t climb stairs or ring doorbells. They would just drop the package at the door and roll away.

"For now, Bridj is practicing by delivering only merchandise that is for sale on its website, Bridjbox.com. The site offers beverages, such as seltzer and bottled water, and dry goods, including paper towels, trash bags, soap, and detergent. It hopes to expand into deliveries of perishables such as fresh produce and wants to strike delivery deals with other retailers."

Bridj to bring boxes by bus - The Boston Globe

2 Comments:

JoCoPost said...

Perfect sponsor: Boulevard Beer. Deliveries every Friday at 4 for Happy Hour. There will be more traffic on the streets than even Pokemon Go has generated.

How ironic to use busses that white folks will never ride, to bring them conveniences to their driveway. And I'm just sure that nobody will steal my Bounty paper towels if I'm not out there in the rain, like a lonely Chiefs receiver, standing waiting for some robot to toodle on by...

Thanks for the Dumb Idea of the Week!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^Only dumb thing here is you!