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Robot mail delivery trucks developed in Detroit ready for China, US


A Quadrobot U1 (Urban 1) autonomous electric concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. — Dreamstime/TNS

A Quadrobot U1 (Urban 1) autonomous electric concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. — Dreamstime/TNS

Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: revolutionise mail and package delivery. 

About 2,000 of the boxy, shiny Quadrobot U1 four-wheel-drive, four-wheel-steer delivery vans will begin service with the Chinese postal service late this year delivering packages in cities along the populous South Coast. 

   

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