In a new competition, research teams will train machine learning models to factor in drivers' deviations from computed routes
"Routing is one of the most studied problems in computer science. The traveling-salesman problem, or determining the most efficient route for a salesman who has to visit several different destinations, is the most famous example of a problem that is NP-complete, meaning that in all but the simplest instances, it's computationally intractable.
Nonetheless, the Amazon Last Mile team, which develops planning software for Amazon's delivery fleet, finds approximate solutions to the traveling-salesman problem (optimizing for safety, experience, sustainability, and efficiency) on a regular basis. Given a delivery driver and a set of package destinations, the Last Mile team's software tries to find the most efficient delivery route..."
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You have always played a critical role in helping us decide what products to build, which is why we launched Day 1 Editions - a program designed to introduce products we love, and want your early feedback on. We recently launched Echo Frames through the Day 1 Editions program, and your feedback was so valuable that we had to ask ourselves: How can we involve customers even earlier in the process?..."