7-Eleven just got more convenient for some California snackers.
Residents of Mountain View, California (where Google is based) can order 7-Eleven goodies that will arrive in autonomous vehicles from robotics company Nuro.
To start, orders will arrive in Nuro’s modified Toyota Priuses with a safety driver up front. Eventually, 7-Eleven plans to use Nuro’s autonomous bot, the R2, a smaller vehicle with no room for a driver. It’s already been used to deliver pizza in Texas.
Eventually the R2 delivery bot will drop off orders.
Last year, Nuro got federal approval to modify the vehicle and remove the steering wheel.
The 7-Eleven deliveries will be the first autonomous deliveries from a major business in California. Orders through the 7-Eleven delivery app, 7NOW, will be autonomously dropped off at no extra charge for Mountain View residents. While 7-Eleven is known for its late-night hours, the robo-deliveries will only be available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.