The Mack Institute asks:
Before 1 January 2023, will Amazon or a subsidiary use a Zoox autonomous vehicle to deliver a package and/or for a public ride-hailing service?
In late June 2020, Amazon acquired self-driving technology company Zoox for approximately $1.3 billion (CNBC, Forbes). While Amazon has framed the acquisition as a move into ride-hailing, there is speculation that the move could lead to greater automation of package deliveries (Amazon, India Times, Forbes). An autonomous vehicle with a backup driver would count for resolution. A public ride-hailing service does not need to involve payment to count for resolution.
|Possible Answer||Crowd Forecast|
|Yes, only to deliver a package but not for a public ride-hailing service||24.00%|
|Yes, only a for public ride-hailing service but not to deliver a package||0.00%|
|Yes, both to deliver a package and for a public ride-hailing service||10.50%|