Amazon is buying Zoox , which is designing autonomous robotaxis. Beware Uber and Lyft.
As before UBER’s CEO Dara Khosroshahi said Uber wants to be the Amazon of transportation but Amazon buying Zoox profs Amazon itself wants to be the Amazon for transportation.
Amazon said it had agreed to acquire Bay Area–based autonomous vehicle company Zoox, a deal reported to be worth more than $1 billion.
While Amazon’s statements emphasized self-driving, observers say they wouldn’t be surprised if the autonomous technology acquired as part of the Zoox deal shows up in trucks, delivery vans, or warehouse equipment. After all, Amazon seems to want to be the Amazon for everything.