Kroger Collaborates With Autonomous Vehicle Startup Nuro for Robot Grocery Deliveries

By: | August 28th, 2018



It seems like everyone is getting in on the autonomous vehicle craze, with grocery giant Kroger being the latest to make a splash. In a partnership with autonomous vehicle startup Nuro, Kroger is testing out same-day and next-day grocery delivery in Arizona utilizing driverless cars.

The delivery fee is $5.95 per order with no minimum order, which seems like it could pose problems down the road. But that’s a conversation for another day.

Currently, groceries are being delivered via Nuro’s fleet of self-driving Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf vehicles with a safety driver onboard, just in case. However, that will all change in the future once the process is thoroughly fleshed out.

In a statement provided by Nuro, Jim Lane, mayor of Scottsdale, Ariz., said, “We welcome innovative technology that can benefit the lives of Scottsdale residents. We feel this partnership holds tremendous potential and promise, and offers our residents real, not-yet-experienced convenience for everyday routines.”

Marshall Smith

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