Uber offers self-driving food delivery in Houston

Houston’s roads will soon be populated with driverless electric vehicles carrying meals, groceries and other goods to Uber customers, the company announced Thursday.

The new service is coming this fall as part of a 10-year partnership with Nuro, a California-based autonomous vehicle company that has already brought self-driving delivery of Domino’s pizzas, CVS prescriptions and Kroger groceries to Houston. . The service is also rolling out at the same time in Mountain View, California, where Nuro’s headquarters are located.

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Uber Eats, Uber’s food delivery service, partners with 825,000 merchants of all sizes in more than 11,000 cities around the world, according to the company.

“With our unique autonomous delivery vehicles and Uber’s phenomenal scale and reach, we can expand food delivery options from your favorite local family restaurants to national chains,” said Cosimo Leipold, Head of Partnerships at Nuro, in a statement. .

Nuro’s vehicles are designed to run on public roads and offer curbside delivery. Customers receive a code to enter on the vehicle’s keypad in order to receive their order.

In Uber’s new partnership with Nuro, customers will receive their Uber Eats curbside deliveries, where they’ll need to enter a code to get their food.

Courtesy of Uber, Nuro

The company says its fleet of occupant-free R2 electric vehicles are convenient for consumers while reducing vehicle emissions from traditional delivery or pickup options.

In this photo illustration, the silhouette of a woman is holding a smartphone with the Uber Technologies logo in the background.

In this photo illustration, the silhouette of a woman is holding a smartphone with the Uber Technologies logo in the background.

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“Nuro and Uber share a vision where technology can make everyday life a little easier,” said Noah Zych, global head of autonomous mobility and delivery at Uber.

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Autonomous robots have started delivering Domino pizzas to Houstonians thanks to a new partnership between the pizza chain and Nuro, a California-based company that makes self-driving vehicles.

Autonomous robots have started delivering Domino pizzas to Houstonians thanks to a new partnership between the pizza chain and Nuro, a California-based company that makes self-driving vehicles.

Courtesy of Domino’s, Nuro

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