Food shipment service DoorDash on Thursday revealed it is teaming up with General Motors to check using self-driving vehicles to deliver meals and groceries in San Francisco.
A pilot program with the US car manufacturer’s Cruise Automation division will start in March, according to the San Francisco-based startup released in 2013 by Stanford University trainees.
” We’re beginning our pilot in San Francisco, a complex and complex city where Cruise has actually been evaluating automobiles for the past 3 years,” DoorDash special tasks operations lead Penn Daniel said in a release.
” We anticipate scaling and enhancing the delivery experience.”
DoorDash has actually produced a system to move food from merchants to autonomous automobiles, then notify consumers when orders are on the cusp of arrival, according to Daniel.
The alliance contributes to growing ranks of companies out to automate “last mile” deliveries with robotic carts or aerial drones that autonomously navigate payloads to destinations.
Japanese carmaker Honda late in 2015 signed up with forces with General Motors tech start-up Cruise to develop autonomous automobiles.
Significant car manufacturers, start-ups and tech firms are racing to establish truly self-governing lorries, which the markets view as the next frontier in individual mobility.
Alphabet-owned Waymo stated late last year that a self-driving cars and truck service it is testing would be opened as much as more people in the Phoenix, Arizona, location.
Waymo early in 2015 revealed it was including as lots of as 62,000 Fiat Chrysler minivans to its autonomous fleet in a broadened collaboration revealed by the companies.