Report: Amazon's Delivery Algorithm Directs Drivers to Walk into Traffic

Report: Amazon's Delivery Algorithm Directs Drivers to Walk into Traffic


A recent report states that Amazon’s cost-obsessed routing algorithm regularly instructs delivery drivers to walk through heavy traffic to make deliveries in the most efficient way possible.

Vice News reports that Amazon delivery drivers are being forced to take dangerous routes and often walk through traffic to deliver packages due to the company’s cost-saving routing algorithm which directs drivers to package destinations via the most cost-effective and fastest routes.

Vice News writes:

Mike, an Amazon delivery driver in central Florida, is accustomed to jogging back and forth across three-lane highways to deliver packages. He has sprinted across busy commercial streets during rush hour, and crossed rural highways on foot at sundown.

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“I find the most dangerous to be smaller two-lane highways with almost no room to pull off the road,” Mike told Motherboard in May. (Mike spoke on condition of pseudonymity because he fears he could lose his

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