A Driverless Delivery Service Will Launch In Japan Next Year

A Driverless Delivery Service Will Launch In Japan Next Year

The RoboNeko Yamato service will use self-driving cars to bring purchases to customers' homes starting in 2017

Rachel Oliner
  • 28 july 2016

Japanese door-to-door postal service Yamato Transport has partnered with IT company DeNA to launch a delivery service that relies solely on driverless cars.

Dubbed RoboNeko Yamato (“robot cat”), the service will begin in March 2017 with a one-year trial period. Customers will be able to choose from two different types of delivery services; the first is “on-demand delivery service” for transporting things like luggage and bigger appliances, as well as a “shopping agency service” designed for online e-commerce orders.

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