DoorDash hits the road with autonomous vehicle delivery
Kristine Sherred | January 04, 2019
DoorDash will test autonomous food delivery in San Francisco with driverless Cruise vehicles, the two companies announced Thursday. The pilot period, beginning in March, will provide the opportunity to collect data on technical and infrastructure challenges, as well as quality standards, DoorDash special projects lead Penn Daniel said in a blog post. In addition to restaurant meals, the partnership also will explore grocery fulfillment with select grocers already. With its autonomous tech in robot and car form, DoorDash has turned heads not only for restaurant delivery but also last-mile deliveries of groceries and other products. COO Christopher Payne previously told The Spoon that the company aimed, from its advent, to be a last-mile provider that helps businesses thrive in the current digital and convenience economy.