Start-Up Company Robomart Debuts Its Self-Driving Grocery Stores
- by Jordan Okumura
SANTA CLARA, CA – California startup Robomart has unveiled a driverless, electric, mobile grocery store, which delivers fresh produce to consumers at a rate heavily discounted from traditional grocery stores according to the Digital Journal. This innovation comes in response to the difficulties brick-and-mortar grocers have faced in selling perishables through delivery services. The service will operate through an Uber-like app that offers check-out free shopping.
“I believe we’re creating a new category,” Ahmed Founder of Robomart said, according to Tech Crunch. “We think we’re competing with the sidewalk robots.”
This new category of technology features the following, according to Robomart’s webpage:
- State-of-the-art, patent pending technology to enable fully autonomous grocery shopping
- Completely autonomous, level 5, self-driving vehicles that require no safety driver
- Fully electric vehicles that are incredibly environmentally friendly and leave a green footprint
- Equipped with the latest cutting edge technology to access completely wireless EV charging
Robomart allows customers to individually select their produce, which Robomart found to be a primary concern with standard grocery delivery. Robomart prototypes are available for retailers’ testing in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to Engadget, consumers can expect to see a Robomart pilot program in the Bay Area this summer.