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AutoX Launches Autonomous Grocery Delivery


Self-driving car startup AutoX is launching a grocery delivery and
mobile store pilot, the first-ever of its kind in the Bay Area

One of the most exciting autonomous driving companies around is taking
its cars beyond closed-door testing.

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AutoX is launching a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in San Jose, CA (Photo: Business Wire)

AutoX is launching a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in San Jose, CA (Photo: Business Wire)

is launching a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in San Jose, CA,
allowing public users to order and receive fresh produce and other goods
delivered by AutoX self-driving cars. Arriving in time for the autumn
harvest produce season, the new amenity will be available to customers
in geo-fenced areas throughout the city.

"We're very excited to launch the first autonomous grocery delivery and
mobile store service in the heart of Silicon Valley with self-driving
vehicles on the road," said AutoX Founder and CEO Jianxiong Xiao, who
has a PhD from MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and
is a pioneer in the research field of 3D computer vision and robotics.
"It's the first step of our mission to democratize autonomy, and is a
testament to our cutting edge A.I. and all its potential capabilities.
We believe self-driving car technologies will fundamentally change
people's daily lives for the better."

AutoX's featured partner on fresh produce is e-commerce company,
which is one of the key partners fulfilling the grocery orders.
GrubMarket sources organic and healthy food directly from producers and
offers fresh food at the lowest cost to popular retail stores such as
Whole Foods, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Chipotle. With AutoX's
affordable self-driving car delivery service, the same high quality
groceries can be offered directly to individual consumers at the same
price, but with better delivery and shopping experiences.

After downloading the AutoX app, users can browse and order items
including fresh perishables, vegetables, fruits, etc. There is no need
to worry about receiving wilted lettuce or less-than-fresh fruit,
because groceries will be well preserved in a temperature-controlled
environment throughout their driverless ride over.

"AutoX is a true innovator in the autonomous driving industry, as
evidenced by their pioneering self-driving delivery vehicle," says
GrubMarket CEO Mike Xu. "We are thrilled to combine the fresh and
affordable grocery experience of GrubMarket with the ingenuity and
delivery capabilities of AutoX. We look forward to providing our
customers with even more convenient delivery options."

The coolest part? When the AutoX car arrives, the window rolls down with
AutoX's selections for customers to pick.

"We are enabling two shopping experiences with self-driving cars,"
explains AutoX COO Jewel Li. "You can order goods from an app and get
them delivered by a self-driving vehicle. Or, our self-driving car
brings a shelf of goods to you, and you can select and purchase onsite
in front of your house."

What sets AutoX's system apart from the L4 autonomous driving crowd is
its emphasis on inexpensive
but high-resolution cameras
as the primary sensor, rather than
expensive LiDAR laser arrays and other costly sensors. AutoX's high
resolution camera sensing enables the AI to safely detect small objects
such as kids and pets, and see farther ahead for longer distance
compared to other autonomous driving technologies that heavily rely on

"Highest safety and lowest cost, this is where our key technology lies,"
says Jianxiong. With a diverse team of research minds from the likes of
MIT, Stanford, CMU, Berkeley, along with engineering talent from Google,
Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Ford, AutoX is determined to make a mark
on the autonomous driving industry.

AutoX's grocery delivery and mobile store pilot will roll out in two
phases: the first pilot is in San Jose, with phase two expanding the
pilot west to Mountain View and Palo Alto, with more delivery partners
joining soon.

You can find photos
and video in the AutoX media kit here
. AutoX CEO Jianxiong Xiao and
COO Jewel Li are available for interviews upon request.

About AutoX:

is redefining the future of Location Based Services and bringing
self-driving cars technologies to everyday lives. Its mission is to
provide reliable, safe, and affordable autonomous delivery power to make
everyday lives more convenient.

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