The world's first self-driving store. - Building a fleet of self-driving stores to power the future of on-demand retail.
AUTONOMOUS DRIVERLESS STORES
Groceries are soon to be a $1 trillion business worldwide, and perishables like fresh produce make up around 60% of all groceries sold, however according to Kantar Worldpanel just a tiny fraction of that - less than 5% - has moved online. This is because having humans pick and deliver groceries is prohibitively expensive for retailers, and because consumers don't trust someone else picking produce for them. So we're building a fleet of on-demand, self-driving stores that we'll license to retailers to power the most affordable on-demand delivery services across the world.
HOW IT WORKS
Consumers will simply tap a button to request the closest robomart. Once it arrives, they head outside, unlock the doors, and shop for the products they want. When they are done, they just close the doors and send it on its way. Robomart tracks what customers have taken using patent pending "grab and go" checkout free technology and will charge them and send a receipt accordingly.
COMPELLING CONSUMER DEMAND
We conducted extensive research and surveyed women between 26-44 in the US and found that more than 85% of them do not shop for fruits and vegetables online, because they felt home delivery is too expensive and that they wanted to pick their own produce. Almost 65% said they would order a robomart more than once a week.
FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Retailers would have access to our state-of-the-art autonomous fleet management system that manages orders, routing, restocking and teleoperations. Although this system will be automated, they would have the ability to manually communicate with customers, store staff and law enforcement via teleoperations if required, and access real time sales data and analytics.
We have built our first prototype at our contract manufacturer's facility in California and have started work on our fully functional Robomarts which we aim to deploy in commercial pilots soon. We have also partnered with the leading wireless EV charging station provider and will offer their wireless charging stations as part of our offering. Retailers can sponsor these pilots and test our autonomous store proposition with their customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
BENEFITS FOR GROCERY RETAILERS
- State-of-the-art, patent pending autonomous technology solution
- Consumer data gives retailers detailed insight into sales and consumption patterns
- On-demand delivery that is more than 5x cheaper on a per order basis
- Retailers can expand their store footprint at low cost with no initial capital expenditure
- Direct to consumer channel allows retailers to retain ownership & control of their customers.
- 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
- As part of NVIDIA's inception program we are leveraging the Drive Platform
- We are building the software to power sensor fusion, localization, control, path planning and obstacle avoidance for level 5 autonomy
- We are in the process of getting our Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles in California
About the Company
Deploying a fleet of on-demand, fully autonomous, self-driving grocery stores.
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