H-E-B is testing driverless delivery service in San Antonio with the objectives of enhancing its digital offerings in Texas and better meeting the expectations of shoppers. The retailer will be using one autonomous van with driverless technology to serve the customers near Olmos Park H-E-B, north of downtown San Antonio.
- The retailer will source one Autonomous Delivery Vehicle (ADV) from Udelv, a California-based company to test the self-driving technology.
- In the first phase of the pilot program, the ADV will have a driver. Post success of the driverless delivery service test, the retailer will implement a multi-phased roll out to give the technology time to learn the safest, most efficient routes, which will eventually lead to the ADV becoming fully driverless.
Source: H-E-B Press release