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China Region Special Section: Big Trends

Is Last-Mile Delivery a 'Killer App' for Self-Driving Vehicles?

Is Last-Mile Delivery a Killer App, illustration

Credit: Chesky

China's e-commerce boom has generated a huge logistics demand, both in terms of express package delivery and on-demand food delivery.a

Chinese express firms delivered an estimated 40 billion parcels in 2017; up 28% from the previous year.2 Indeed, China's on-demand delivery market exceeded over 30 million food orders daily by yearend 2017.


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