Ocado, Kroger’s partner, is working on the road to automated grocery delivery by investing in autonomous vehicles

Just in! Kroger have collaborated with Ocado and working on something extremely exciting! The high-tech supermarket and logistics group Ocado are pushing toward a future where, from warehouse to doorstep, groceries will be handled by robots.

The British group, grocery delivery rival to online retail giant Amazon AMZN, + 0.51% in the UK and joining Kroger KR grocery, + 0.13% in the US, will invest 10 million pounds ($ 13.8 million) in a business partnership with Oxbotica said the company on Friday, it is an independent vehicle software company.

Ocado, Kroger's partner, is working on the road to automated grocery delivery by investing in autonomous vehicles

In this regard, shares in the Ocado OCDO rose + 1.87% near 2% on the day, helping London’s leading FTSE 100 UKX index, and + 0.52% above the 7000 indices for the first time in more than a year. Ocado said the partnership will include collaboration on hardware and software interfaces for self-driving vehicles, and the integration of the Oxbotica software platform in Oxford, UK on Ocado vehicles. The next steps are for Ocado to equip its delivery trucks and warehouse vehicles with data capture capabilities to help Oxbotica test its technology. The vision is to automate the entire grocery delivery process: from vehicles running in and out of Ocado warehouses, to last-mile delivery vehicles and “dock-to-kitchen” robots.

Here is the official statement “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Oxbotica to develop a wide range of standalone solutions that truly have the potential to transform our [Customer Happiness Center] and service delivery processes for our and our partners, while giving all end customers the broadest scope,” said Alex Harvey, Okado’s Head of Advanced Technology, A bunch of options and flexibility. ” Founded by former Goldman Sachs GS, + 1.06% of bankers in 2000, Ocado’s business is built on its roots as a high-tech grocery delivery company – a competitive player in the British supermarket sector. But one of the main areas of growth is creating custom logistics and warehousing solutions using their robotic technology. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comment section below!

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