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Autonomous Grocery Delivery Coming Soon to Oklahoma City

Autonomous Grocery Delivery Coming Soon to Oklahoma City

The partnership between local grocery stores and San Francisco-based Udelv was announced Thursday — with plans to begin deliveries next year.

GovTech.com
BY DAVID DISHMAN, THE OKLAHOMAN
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

(TNS) — Oklahoma City-metro area residents soon could begin ordering groceries to be delivered from autonomous, self-driving vehicles. A partnership between local Buy For Less brand grocery stores, which includes Uptown Grocery Co., and San Francisco-based Udelv was announced Thursday — with plans to begin deliveries next year.

The vehicles resemble vans, though they have been custom built for grocery delivery and contain several compartments for storage. The vehicles are capable of delivering groceries without a driver, and consumers are then able to remove their groceries using an unique access code for each compartment. Purchases made online through Buy For Less digital platforms will then be made available for delivery throughout the metro when fully implemented.

"We're excited about not only what the technology will bring, but what the future will bring," Buy For Less Founder and Co-owner Hank Binkowski said... FULL ARTICLE

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