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May 21, 2018

Inside the Boeing 777F EcoDemonstrator Plane

The Boeing 777F EcoDemonstrator is equipped with lasers, cameras, flies on 100% biofuel, and has a cargo bay outfitted with rows of computer test stations.Go behind the scenes in remote northern Montana as Boeing tests 35 new technologies on a FedEx 777F plane.

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March 19, 2018

Autonomous Tuggers Pull Their Weight in FedEx Hub

Autonomous, or driverless, tuggers are being used by FedEx Ground to transport bulky packages through hub facilities. The tuggers know the shape of the building and are packed with sensors. These large e-commerce deliveries (trampolines, exercise equipment, canoes, etc) represent the fastest growing portion of FedEx Ground package volume, currently about 10% of total volume.

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February 6, 2018

Trailer Technology: Geofences, Solar-Powered GPS Tags, and Yard Management

How do the thousands of vehicles operating in the FedEx Ground network get to where they need to be at the proper time so packages move most efficiently across the country? It’s complicated and much like a high-tech jigsaw puzzle, where each piece affects another, but with the right blend of people and technology, it

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July 24, 2017

Botswana Students Learn Coding in Two Weeks, Turn Box Into Bot

Kamogelo and Robin live in Ramotswa, a small village outside of Gaberone, the capital of Botswana. This spring, in only two weeks, they taught themselves computer programming. Their lofty goal? Take a 42-pound box filled with robot parts and turn it into a remote-controlled robot to compete against other teams from around the world. FedEx

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June 5, 2017

Why the U.S. Needs Air Traffic Control Reform

Earlier today I joined industry leaders and policymakers at the White House to celebrate the announcement of the new Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative. During this event, leaders emphasized that we must deploy new technology, modernize procedures, add capacity, and increase productivity in order to meet future anticipated demand, maintain our global leadership in safety,

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June 5, 2017

Tech Minutes from FedEx: Sam the Robot

Meet Sam, a FedEx team member who happens to be a robot. Sam is a Savioke Relay robot used by FedEx TechConnect at FedEx Office in Manhattan. See how Sam navigates the office, helps co-workers, and can even operate elevators to run errands in this prototype testing environment. This is the first in a series

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June 1, 2017

It Pays to be a Nerd: Code Crew Teaches Kids to Create Technology

It wasn’t always cool to be a geek or a nerd, but today it pays to be.

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May 17, 2017

Have What IT Takes to Work for FedEx? We Have Jobs to Fill

Looking for an opportunity to explore new technology? Have a knack for analytics or programming? FedEx is actively looking to fill jobs.

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