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Uber Eats launches pilot autonomous food delivery services in California

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US-based online ordering and delivery firm Uber Eats, part of Uber Technologies, has rolled out pilot autonomous food delivery services in two California cities, namely Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

These pilots have been launched in collaboration with startups Motional and Serve Robotics, reported Reuters.

Motional is an autonomous vehicle joint venture firm of Hyundai Motor and Aptiv.

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‘A double-edged sword’: Delivery apps helped Modesto restaurants survive the pandemic

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After navigating the closings, openings, supply shortages and staffing issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, local restaurants and retailers are emerging with a changed relationship with their customers.

Part of that change, particularly for restaurants, has been the rise of third party delivery apps. In the Central Valley, restaurants and grocers embraced the convenience of no-contact takeout and delivery option services like DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats.

New data from the University of California, Riverside shows that app-based delivery services greatly boosted Central Valley restaurants, grocers and merchants across the region.

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New technology gives homebuilders an edge as online food delivery expected to hit $151.5 billion

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PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With online food delivery's worldwide revenue expected to rise to over $151 billion by the end of 2021, products that can make delivery safer or more convenient are in significant demand. As a result, this year's CES convention, one of the world's most celebrated tech shows, is expected to be filled with food-related options.

For example, Fresh Portal, a California-made delivery portal, allows people to keep deliveries safe in a built-in, temperature-controlled unit by the door of their home or office. The high-security portal can be remotely controlled via app or WiFi and even scans packages with a Far-UVC disinfection light to clean the food.

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