Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. launched its autonomous vehicle delivery service in Houston today.
The pilot program is beginning at one store and will later expand to a second in the market, according to a release. The test has already been run in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Houston will first see the manual and self-driving Toyota Prius fleet and Kroger will introduce the its custom driverless fleet later this year.
Autonomous vehicles are seen by industry experts as the future of grocery delivery.
“Nuro’s initial application of transporting goods through self-driving technology has allowed us to build a real service and have immediate impact on communities,” said Nuro co-founder, Dave Ferguson. “We are excited to introduce Houston to our time-saving service that provides customers with their groceries quickly and safely.”
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