DoorDash to Test Self-Driving Cars
DoorDash has teamed up with autonomous vehicle technology company Cruise to begin testing delivery with a fleet of self-driving cars in San Francisco.
The pilot is on track to begin early this year.
DoorDash will use Cruise autonomous vehicles to test and improve the efficiency of getting food from DoorDash’s restaurants and retailers to its customers’ doors. As part of the program, select DoorDash customers will receive deliveries from their favorite restaurants via a Cruise autonomous vehicle. In addition to ready-made restaurant meals, the partnership will also explore grocery fulfillment via Cruise vehicles for select grocers already partnered with DoorDash.
DoorDash and Cruise expect to evaluate and develop safety, operational and other learnings in the pilot.
DoorDash said it sees autonomous vehicles playing a major role in the future of delivery as consumer behaviors continue to shift online.
The two companies said they’ll work together to capture essential insights as they reimagine mobility and logistics. Cruise, a division of GM, already has fleets on the road in California, Arizona and Michigan.