AutoX are set to disrupt the market with the tech startup announcing the Silicon Valley debut of a service that will turn self-driving cars into mobile grocery shops summoned with a touch of a button via a smartphone application.
AutoX will partner with commerce company GruMarket.com to launch the service on parts of California this month.
“We’re very excited to launch the first autonomous grocery delivery and mobile store service in the heart of Silicon Valley with self-driving vehicles on the road,” said AutoX founder and chief executive Jianxiong Xiao.
“We believe self-driving car technologies will fundamentally change people’s daily lives for the better.”
The AutoX application can be used to place grocery orders to be delivered in cars designed to keep produce chilled, according to the startup.
Customers uncertain of what they want in advance will also be able to have cars pull up and open windows so they can browse selections, AutoX said. A human back-up driver will be on board as required by local regulations.
3 September 2018