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Nuro Starts Automated Grocery Delivery in Arizona

Driverless car maker Nuro on Thursday began delivering groceries in autonomous cars from a store in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Nuro said in a blog post that it’s self-driving Priuses would deliver food to nearby residents from Fry’s Food in the pilot (autopilot?) project, which is intended as a precursor to wider delivery plans.

“Since self-driving delivery vehicles are a new concept for many, this phase of the pilot is very important,” the company said in its blog post. “We will learn how customers interact with the vehicles in real-time, and be focused on identifying improvement opportunities.”

Fry’s is a division of the Kroger grocery chain. Privately-held Nuro, based in Mountain View, Calif., had previously announced it would start the delivery program in partnership with Kroger, and it’s expected it will expand beyond the Scottsdale store.

While the deliveries in Scottsdale will be made in Toyota Priuses using Nuro software, the company has also developed its own small robot-like delivery vehicle.

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David Royse is the Editor-in-Chief of Ledetree.com. He has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years, including stints with The Associated Press and The News Service of Florida. He enjoys writing about health and medical science, and hopeful stories about scientific breakthroughs and new technology.

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