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Self-Driving Vehicles and Automated Returns Are Coming Soon to a Retailer Near You

DC Velocity
November 6, 2014
Written by Dr. Robert Gordon, program director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University

Changes are coming to logistics and reverse logistics that will significantly impact operations at large retail organizations and other industries.
 
First, the use of self-driving trucks is going to revolutionize the transportation of materials from distribution center to retail outlet. The efficiencies gained by the Wal-Mart WAVE system, combined with the self-driving capabilities of the Mercedes designed Future Truck, add up to an amazing new truck that will bring dramatic changes to shipping processes.
 
Self-driving cars are not as far off as we might think. The self-driving car market is expected to reach  $87 billion by 2030. Mercedes plans to offer a self-driving package on cars released by 2020.  In fact, three major automobile manufacturers are already conducting driverless car testing in the U.S.


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