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Autonomous delivery! Ocado sends its self-driving grocery trucks on to the roads

  • The firm has started sending out orders using its CargoPod
  • The autonomous truck was designed by Oxford tech firm Oxbotica
  • Deliveries are being made in London, as part of a trial

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Online supermarket Ocado has launched the UK’s first self-driving grocery delivery trial.

The firm has started sending out orders using its CargoPod, an autonomous truck designed by Oxford tech firm Oxbotica.

Deliveries are being made in London, as part of a trial.

Ocado has started sending out orders using its CargoPod, an autonomous truck designed by Oxford tech firm Oxbotica

Ocado has started sending out orders using its CargoPod, an autonomous truck designed by Oxford tech firm Oxbotica

Customers can place their orders with Ocado online with the delivery sent to a local centre, to be put on the CargoPod which then automatically drives to the customer’s house.

They are notified by the Ocado app that their order has arrived and they then have to go outside and collect it.

For the initial trial the vans will be accompanied by a driver, to monitor their progress.

Oxbotica said the trial would help with research into improving deliveries from a centre to the front door.

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