The British soon saw their Amazon parcels in a small self-propelled vehicle.
The online giant is hiring an engineer to develop the Amazon scout vehicle for use in the UK after the growth of the online giant iring
The scout rolls along the sidewalk at walking speed before reaching a customer’s door.
It’s built with a camera and sensors to help it move around obstacles like pedestrians, pets and bin and sign posts.
The technology is already being tested in smaller areas of these states, including the exact location of Amazon’s headquarters in Washington state.
UK engineers will work with the Amazon Scout Research Lab in Seattle to develop the software.
“Our investment in this new Amazon Scout team in the UK, which will consist of dozens of engineers, is made possible by our partnership with the Cambridge community and the talented people who live here,” the company said.
Last week, Amazon said it would create 10,000,000 jobs by the end of the year, bringing the number of permanent employees in the UK to more than 40,000.
But thousands of jobs have been lost in the retail sector since March, as unnecessary stores were forced to close during the lockdown and many are turning to online shopping.
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