JD autonomous vehicle Seven Fresh

Seven Fresh has rolled out autonomous vehicles in Shenzhen to ensure food supply with contact-free delivery as China manages a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Five Seven Fresh stores in Shenzhen quadrupled the stock of over 10 product categories, including fresh vegetables.

JD.com’s fresh food supermarket is one of the first supermarkets in China to deploy autonomous vehicles for food delivery.

The vehicles are fully automated and capable of traveling up to 100km. They are equipped with a laser sensor camera in order to avoid obstacles automatically.

After consumers place an order through the Seven Fresh application, the supermarket staff pack the goods and load them into the storage compartments of the autonomous vehicles, which are then ready to deliver to the consumers.