Autonomous Cars deliver KFC to customers in China with 5G help

Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) reports…

In China, the popular fried chicken franchise KFC launched an innovative new way to deliver orders door-to-door using autonomous vehicles linked to 5G networks. This system is completely contactless, eliminating potential exposure customers may have with workers or delivery drivers amid the pandemic. The ‘food trucks’ deliver food and offer walk up services, where customers could use a QR code to complete the transaction and grab their food, similar to that of a vending machine.

It’s worth a visit to the original article to see the vehicle. It’s like a convenience store hot food setup with wheels. A year ago this would have seem sort of silly. Now is seems genius. I wonder what we’ll think a year from now. It does keep people safe from disease but it also takes away a job that at least in the US was the kind of job where you could make fast money without extra education if you were willing to work long shifts, be quick and friendly.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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