Domino’s Partners with Nuro on Autonomous Delivery

The pilot program will deploy Nuro’s unmanned vehicles in Houston to deliver pizza.

June 19, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Domino’s Pizza and Nuro, a California-based robotics company, are partnering on autonomous pizza delivery using the custom unmanned vehicle known as the R2 later this year. The global leader in pizza delivery will use Nuro’s unmanned fleet to serve select Houston Domino’s customers who order online. This partnership will expand Nuro’s autonomous delivery operations, which have been running in the Houston metro area since March.

“We are always looking for new ways to innovate and evolve the delivery experience for our customers,” said Kevin Vasconi, Domino’s executive vice president and chief information officer, in a press release. “Nuro’s vehicles are specially designed to optimize the food delivery experience, which makes them a valuable partner in our autonomous vehicle journey. The opportunity to bring our customers the choice of an unmanned delivery experience, and our operators an additional delivery solution during a busy store rush, is an important part of our autonomous vehicle testing.”

Select customers who order online from one of Domino’s participating stores will have the opportunity to use Nuro’s autonomous delivery. Once they have opted in, customers can track the vehicle via the Domino’s app and will be provided with a unique PIN code to unlock the compartment to get their pizza.

Cosimo Leipold, Nuro’s head of partner relations, added, “Domino’s delivers millions of pizzas around the world every day, and the company shares our passion for focusing on the customer experience.”

As reported in NACS Daily, Kroger has partnered with Nuro on an autonomous delivery service for groceries in Houston and Scottsdale, Arizona.