Albertsons Companies and Safeway are piloting a remote-controlled zero-emission delivery cart in Northern California and it has the potential to bring more convenience to customers. The delivery car has the ability to hold up to 120 pounds of groceries within four lockable containers and it's a solution for both current and future times, as it supports contactless delivery experiences.
The Safeway cart, powered by Tortoise, has a speaker and a camera, and it finds its way through neighborhoods thanks to a remote operator. The delivery cart has an average speed of three miles per hour and as a zero-emission innovation, it runs entirely on an electric battery. Once the cart has arrived outside a home, the customer will get a text notifying them to retrieve their groceries.