Self-driving cars will serve many purposes in addition to driving us in total comfort. Autonomous vehicles can be used for delivering things such as groceries and now Kroger is testing out just that in Arizona. Those who are in a select area will be able to try out Kroger’s self-driving grocery delivery service.
Kroger’s self-driving delivery pilot has been launched at one Fry’s Food Store location in Scottsdale, Arizona. It will let customers receive groceries through Nuro’s self-driving cars. “Kroger wants to bring more customers the convenience of affordable grocery delivery,” said Kroger Chief Digital Officer Yael Cosset”
To try out the service, they will have to order through Fry’s website or app. They can have the order delivered on the same day or the next day for a flat $6 delivery fee. The deliveries will only be made to customers who are in the 85257 ZIP code.
The groceries will be delivered in a modified Toyota Prius vehicle that’s capable of driving itself. The car will have a safety driver behind the wheel at all times to take over should something go wrong.
Nuro has also made custom self-driving vehicles for grocery delivery but they will only start delivering orders later this year in the fall once they go through certification and testing.