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Delivery AVs and bots could pick up data, too

Front view with digital face of Kiwi self driving autonomous package delivery robot parked in Berkeley, California
A Kiwi self driving autonomous package delivery robot parked in Berkeley, California. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

CA DMV's comment period for light-duty delivery AVs ends on May 27th and could usher in a slew of delivery AVs on roads in the state.

Why it matters: Smaller AVs and bots could cover last-mile and even last-meter delivery and possibly reduce the cost of delivering individual packages down to 4 to 7 cents. But the tech's biggest draw is the data it could collect on customer behavior by location.

Uber's sliding shares should worry other cash-bleeding unicorns

Illustration of the Uber logo falling off a stock chart cliff, with the logos for Doordash, Postmates, Lime, and Bird following behind
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Uber shares have inched higher since their first two days of dismal trading, but not nearly to the point of making all of the company's private investors whole.

Why it matters: That has got to worry other money-losing "unicorns" that operate in similar sectors.