Domino’s is planning its first unmanned delivery test using the R2 autonomous rover from Nuro in select areas of Houston later this year. The chain previously tested self-driving vehicles in several markets, but a human was at the wheel for safety purposes.
E-bikes will roll out to hundreds of corporate-owned stores in Miami, Salt Lake City, Baltimore and Houston later in 2019. Franchisees nationwide will have the option of buying the motorized bikes, which are designed as a faster, more user-friendly option for delivery drivers in congested urban areas.
The ability to order Domino’s from the dashboard touchscreen, will come pre-installed in millions of new vehicles starting later this year. The platform, dubbed Anyware, was developed with auto tech company Xevo Inc.
Pictured: Domino's Innovation Garage
AI quality control
Earlier this year, Domino’s Australia tested artificial intelligence-powered cameras that check pizzas against a dataset of what a “perfect” pie should look like.
A pilot program in Arizona earlier this year allowed customers to track the location of their pizzas similar to the way Uber users can watch their driver approach.