How Amazon will beat UPS, FedEx at shipping: Driverless trucks

Hah! It will only take one head-on accident with a human-driven vehicle to end that. amazon-spheres-grand-opening-15* Inc.’s budding shipping service won’t be able to compete with FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. over the long-term, according to investment firm Sanford C. Bernstein.

That is, unless driverless technology takes off.

Amazon’s shipping service — “Shipping with Amazon” (SWA) — aims to deliver packages from its merchants’ warehouses directly to customers, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month.

The Seattle-based retailer plans to eventually extend…

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