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IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 30th November 2017

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This week, self-driving car Waymo racks up 4 million miles on the road, and Shopify has a new app to track your packages in real time.

Self-driving Waymo passes the 4 million mile mark

Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project, now has 4 million self-driven miles to its credit. The distance, which would take a human driver 300 years to cover, represents the collective effort of Waymo’s whole test fleet. The Alphabet-owned company’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans are already being tested on public roads in Arizona – minus a safety driver for human back-up. The recent milestone means Waymo is currently leading the autonomous driving pack – at least where distance travelled is concerned.

Shopify’s Arrive app makes package tracking easy

Online shoppers might like Shopify’s new package tracking tool: ‘Arrive’. The app handily keeps records of all your shipments in one place, wherever you ordered them from – so you can check on your parcels’ whereabouts. It offers map-based location tracking and email account integration so that your shipments can be smoothly added to its list of items to track. You can also get automatic notifications about your parcel’s progress without needing to open the app.

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