TechnologyDoorDash eyes autonomous food delivery with latest acquisition

18:35  21 august  2019
18:35  21 august  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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GM's self-driving car unit, Cruise, and DoorDash plans to provide food deliveries via autonomous vehicles, the latest attempt to use driverless technology to improve the shipment The companies said Thursday they also will explore grocery deliveries for certain stores already working with DoorDash .

It's no secret that DoorDash wants to deliver your food with autonomous vehicles. Early this year it partnered with GM to test deliveries via self-driving Cruise vehicles, and in 2017, it was part of a Starship Technologies trial that sent deliveries scurrying about in six-wheeled robots. Now, DoorDash is getting a bit more serious. As The Verge reports, the company just acquired Scotty Labs, a startup that makes autonomous and remote-controlled vehicle technology.

DoorDash eyes autonomous food delivery with latest acquisition

Scotty Labs CEO Tobenna Arodiogbu announced the deal on Medium yesterday. He said the three-year-old startup has been working to "transform the logistics industry for the better" and has former NASA, Google, Apple and Cruise Automation staff in its ranks. It's unclear, though, exactly how DoorDash will use Scotty Labs' tech.

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DoorDash still stalling on giving delivery workers their tips It's been a month since the company's CEO promised to reverse course on a controversial policy that pockets workers' tips. Nothing appears to have changed.

DoorDash is doubling down on its efforts to embrace robots and enhance its on-demand food Alongside other startups in the food delivery and logistics realm, such as Postmates, DoorDash has So it seems this latest exercise with Marble is all about continuing to test different setups and

At DoorDash , we’ve always viewed delivery as the intersection of a math problem and a human Starting in early 2019, DoorDash and Cruise will test the first food deliveries using autonomous vehicles in San What key technical and infrastructure challenges exist with autonomous delivery ?

DoorDash has been criticized recently for using employees' tips to pay their wages. Some see this acquisition as a way for DoorDash to eliminate the need for human drivers in the near future. Though, most delivery companies are exploring autonomous systems that would eliminate the need for human drivers. Dominos uses self-driving vehicles to deliver pizza in Houston. Uber Elevate is experimenting with drone deliveries, and Starship Technologies has logged more than 50,000 delivery miles, some of which included food deliveries.

Tobenna Arodiogbu, The Verge
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