Grubhub is partnering with Yandex Self-Driving Group to launch autonomous vehicles on college campuses. The company’s proprietary self-driving technology, which includes autonomous navigation of pavements, pedestrian areas, and crosswalks, makes it possible to reach areas on campus not accessible by cars, said Grubhub.
Currently, Grubhub partners with more than 250 college campuses across the United States to give students the ability to integrate meal plans directly into their Grubhub account and access restaurants both on- and off-campus for delivery and pickup.
“Together with Yandex, we’re changing the way college students experience food delivery,” said Brian Madigan, vice president of corporate and campus partners at Grubhub, in a statement. “We’re excited to offer these cost-effective, scalable and quick food ordering and delivery capabilities to colleges and universities across the country that are looking to adapt to students’ unique dining needs. While college campuses are notoriously difficult for cars to navigate, specifically as it relates to food delivery, Yandex robots easily access parts of campuses that vehicles cannot — effectively removing a major hurdle universities face when implementing new technology.”