Domino’s Pizza is partnering with the robotics company Nuro to deliver pizza in unmanned vehicles.
The Nuro vehicle, the self-driving R2, is set to start delivering pizza to customers in the Houston area who place orders online later this year, according to Domino’s.
“We are always looking for new ways to innovate and evolve the delivery experience for customers,” stated Kevin Vasconi, Domino’s executive vice president and chief information officer. “The opportunity to bring customers the choice of an unmanned delivery experience, and our operators an additional delivery solution during a busy store rush, is an important part of our autonomous vehicle testing.”
Nuro’s autonomous delivery operations have been running in the Houston metropolitan area since March.
Grocery retailer Kroger has been working with Nuro and started delivering groceries in the Houston area in April. Earlier this year, Softbank invested $940 million in Nuro, which has raised more than $1 billion in financing.