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Amazon eyes robot truck startup as it continues to hedge its bets on AV technology

Amazon owns a robotaxi company, is experimenting with delivery robots that drive on the sidewalk, and now is considering acquiring a big stake in a robot trucking startup.

According to Bloomberg, the e-commerce giant recently placed an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from, a California-based company working on driverless trucking technology. Amazon is also considering buying a 20 percent stake in Plus — a move that could have serious implications for how the company moves its products around the world.

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