A trial of food delivery robots could soon be expanded after receiving a thumbs up from shoppers.
Cambridgeshire County Council and Starship Technologies began a trial on 17 May which allowed more than 12,000 residents in Cambourne to order groceries from their local Co-op store. And the overwhelmingly positive feedback has convinced both parties to seek to expand the service to Cherry Hinton, Romsey and Queen Ediths divisions in Cambridge, with a final decision to be made by the council’s Highways and Transport Committee at its meeting on 4 October.
Cllr Alex Beckett, chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, said: “Surveys and engagement on social media have shown the service is immensely popular and is delivering tangible benefits including a reduction in short car journeys, which is good for the environment.
“It is encouraging Starship wishes to expand the trial which would bring these benefits to thousands more residents in the county. To see if this is viable in South East Cambridge they will be carrying out tests in the coming weeks, so if you see the tiny robots on the ground you will know why!”
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