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Flying 'truck' for long-distance deliveries in the works at Yamato

Japanese shipper and US partner aim for commercialization by mid-2020s

The flying truck's cargo container will be easily transferable to other vehicles. (Rendering courtesy of Bell Helicopter Textron)
The flying truck's cargo container will be easily transferable to other vehicles. (Rendering courtesy of Bell Helicopter Textron)

TOKYO -- Japan's Yamato Holdings and Bell Helicopter Textron of the U.S. have agreed to jointly develop an unmanned flying "truck" as the logistics industry turns to technology to overcome a shortage of workers.

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