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Cruise and DoorDash partner to test autonomous deliveries

Cruise and DoorDash are partnering to pilot food and grocery delivery by Cruise’s autonomous vehicles through the DoorDash platform.

Cruise is among the global leaders in autonomous vehicle technology and DoorDash is one of the growing delivery platforms.

The companies will leverage their complementary capabilities and innovative technology to capture essential insights as the companies reimagine mobility and logistics.

The testing program will begin in early 2019 with an initial focus on the San Francisco market. As part of the program, select DoorDash customers will receive deliveries from their favorite restaurants via a Cruise autonomous vehicle.

In addition to ready-made restaurant meals, the partnership will also explore grocery fulfillment via Cruise vehicles for select grocers already partnered with DoorDash. The companies expect to evaluate and develop safety, operational, and other learnings in the pilot.

Source: DoorDash Blog

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