Kroger and Nuro demonstrate self-driving grocery pod in Arizona


The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced Scottsdale, Arizona as the city for their self-driving grocery delivery pilot.

Earlier this summer, Kroger, America’s largest supermarket retailer, and Nuro, maker of the world’s first driverless delivery vehicle, announced a partnership to begin testing grocery delivery using Nuro’s robots. Through the new self-driving delivery vehicles, customers will receive their groceries at their curb – safely and quickly.

Where: Fry’s Food Stores (single location): 7770 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

When: Customers can place delivery orders starting Thursday, August 16

How: Customers shop via or the Fry’s Food Stores mobile app and place their order based on slot availability

What: Grocery orders can be scheduled for same-day or next-day delivery by Nuro’s fleet of self-driving vehicles

Price$5.95 flat fee; no minimum order

Nuro will begin the pilot using its self-driving Toyota Prius fleet and will introduce its custom R1 driverless vehicle this fall.

Source: Kroger


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