Kroger to Pilot Autonomous Delivery
The Kroger Co. and Nuro announced their plans to pilot an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience this fall.
The pilot market will be announced soon. This is the first application and deployment of Nuro's hardware and software.
Together, the supermarket retailer and the fully unmanned road vehicle, are working to make the convenience of grocery delivery accessible and affordable for customers everywhere. Customers will be able to place same-day delivery orders through Kroger's ClickList ordering system and Nuro's app. During the test, orders will be delivered by Nuro's fleet of autonomous vehicles.
Kroger's operates 2,800 stores in 35 states. "We are incredibly excited about the potential of our innovative partnership with Nuro to bring the future of grocery delivery to customers today," says Yael Cosset, Kroger's chief digital officer. "As part of Restock Kroger, we have already started to redefine the grocery customer experience and expand the coverage area for our anything, anytime and anywhere offering. Partnering with Nuro, a leading technology company, will create customer value by providing Americans access to fast and convenient delivery at a fair price."