Albertsons Cos. tests Automated Grocery Delivery Cart


Safeway supermarket chain has partnered with Tortoise, an automated logistics company, to test a remote-controlled grocery delivery cart in Northern California. Albertsons said the Tortoise cart provides a contactless solution for the delivery of online grocery orders.

It will be guided through the neighborhood by a remote operator, using cameras to help it navigate any obstacles. Customers will receive a text message alerting them when the delivery cart arrives at their home.