Uber Eats Expands Sidewalk Robotic Deliveries to Virginia
Following a successful pilot in Miami, Uber Eats and autonomous robotics provider Cartken are bringing sidewalk food deliveries from select merchants in the Fairfax, Va. Mosaic District. The district is home to more than 40 restaurants, and those participating at the April 20 launch include Our Mom Eugenia, Pupatella and RASA.
“Alongside our partners at Cartken, we’re thrilled to work with Mosaic’s outstanding merchants to serve such a vibrant community of diners, shoppers and residents,” said Noah Zych, Head of Autonomous Mobility and Delivery at Uber in a statement. “With our shared passion for innovative urban design, sustainability and technology, we believe that robot delivery with Uber Eats is a great fit for Fairfax consumers looking for a fun and convenient way to grab their next meal.”
“Cartken is at an inflection point, where we are rapidly bringing our AI, computer vision and lidar-less autonomous robots to more places, like Mosaic District, in partnership with Uber Eats,” said Anjali Jindal Naik, Co-founder and COO at Cartken in a statement.
Uber Eats just added PetSmart as its first pet products retail partner, and in July 2022 the company extended ordering hours and introduced live tracking capabilities to enhance the customer experience.