Delivery drivers do more than just drive
How are they planning on getting the parcels out of the truck and actually to the destination? I’m sure some crazy parcel vending contraption could be developed to allow the customer to get them themselves but you don’t hear or many startups researching that.... and I can’t imagine such a machine is going to improve the truck’s weight or load carrying ability. Likewise, how long will these things wait for you to come out and collect your stuff? I can only guess they’re going to be significantly slower than a driver who can get out and ring a doorbell. This would also be a significantly worse experience for many customers, having to lug potentially heavy packages from wherever it manages to find a parking space. In fact, in many cities finding a legal parking space is basically impossible, leading to the question of whether the AI would copy their human counterparts and simply ignore such restrictions? This seems even more far fetched than Amazon’s drone delivery marketing stunts.