Leeds Robot Delivery Service
Supermarket grocery delivery robots now deliver to Adel and Tinshill residents.
05:50 12 December 2022
Leeds City Council has recently teamed up with the Co-op and Starship Technologies to launch supermarket grocery delivery robots in the Adel and Tinshill areas.
The roving robots, which are now being used in other areas including Milton Keynes, are hoped to reduce the number of short journeys made by car.
Starship Technologies said that the robots are a more "sustainable and affordable way to get groceries delivered to your door" as they use much less energy.
Chief executive Alastair Westgarth said the three-month trial in Leeds was the firm's "first significant expansion to the north of England".
"We are confident the robots will make a positive impact in terms of actively reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions, while also providing ease and convenience for local communities," he said.
Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council's executive member for infrastructure and climate, said the technology would help "to reduce the number of short journeys made by car, including those made by delivery vehicles".
"As a council, we are absolutely committed to delivering alternative, sustainable methods of travel to help reach our target of becoming net-zero by 2030," she added.