Public transit systems suffering revenue losses as riders migrate to Uber and Lyft may be able to turn to another tech giant for salvation.
Amazon last week received a patent for transforming public buses into mobile delivery stations. Customers would simply meet the bus at a convenient stop, and pick up their items from a removable delivery module attached to the vehicle.
Customers can already visit delivery boxes the firm has set up at various locations in major cities.
Amazon’s patent does not specify financial arrangements, but it would clearly have to pay to use city buses.