Amazon gives wings to its auto ambition, signs 210 transport-related patents

The ecommerce and tech giant is “always looking for ways to more closely integrate Amazon services,” Ned Curic who joined Amazon to oversee Alexa Auto in 2017, told the news agency.

Amazon is now looking to leverage its strengths in logistics to boost its activities in the automotive industry, according to a Reuters report.

Among the 5,000 patents granted to Amazon by the US Patent and Trademark Office from December 2016 to May 2019, 210 of them were transportation-related.

The company’s corporate customers include United Parcel Services and Uber Technologies, which might lose their business with the company and ‘should be very scared’, the report added.

The tech giant is “always looking for ways to more closely integrate Amazon services,” Ned Curic who joined Amazon to oversee Alexa Auto in 2017, told the news agency.

Commenting on the patents filed, a spokesperson of the company reportedly said.