Does DoorDash’s latest acquisition give it an edge in autonomous delivery?

In addition to amassing funding ahead of a rumored and long-awaited IPO, it appears DoorDash is also mining talent and technology that can launch it into the driverless delivery game. According to TechCrunch, the leading third-party delivery firm hired the co-founders of Lvl5, a tech firm that made high-resolution maps for driverless delivery through crowdsourced images and computer processing.

But TechCrunch notes that Lv15’s leaders probably didn’t bring any of their existing technology with them since its portfolio of millions of images were acquired by street-level map imagery platform Mapillary at the start of the month.