Amazon installs AI cameras to monitor drivers’ performance

The e-commerce giant Amazon has started installing cameras with artificial intelligence that monitor its delivery drivers. The Telegraph reports the technology is being imported from the US and is meant to prevent accidents. The company is using two cameras to record footage from its Amazon branded vans in the UK, one looking out on to […]

Video shows self-driving car navigating Las Vegas traffic

A video produced by Zoox, an Amazon-owned self-driving startup, shows how driverless technology has advanced to allow an autonomous vehicle to navigate through Las Vegas traffic. The video shows the drive through the car’s exterior cameras, as well through the software itself that identifies the traffic and plots the best course of action for the […]

Amazon launches location rival to Google

Amazon’s web services division has launched a new service which it says will make it easier and more cost-effective for customers to add location functionality to their applications “without compromising on user privacy or data security”. Amazon Location Service allows customers to embed location functionality in their applications using data from Esri and HERE Technologies […]

Amazon buys driverless company Zoox

Amazon’s spending more than a billion dollars to buy American driverless start-up Zoox. Analysts think the retailer will use the technology to expand into the ride hailing business rather than for autonomous deliveries, although clearly that would be attractive to save costs in the logistics side of its operation. A price has not been disclosed […]

Alexa now has an in-car version

Amazon’s Alexa is a fixture in many homes, but is now available in car too. The Echo Auto is now on sale on the company’s website, offering drivers a full list of voice commands from changing music to taking phone calls and checking their diary. It connects via an audio jack or Bluetooth plugs into […]

Amazon moving further into driverless vehicle sector

Amazon’s reported to be in advanced talks to buy the self-driving car start-up Zoox, the company which describes itself as producing “more than just a car with a computer.” The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon’s set to pay US$3.2 billion (£2.6 billion) for the company, which is apparently lower than recent market valuations. But […]

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