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TECHNOLOGY | Staff Reporter, China

KFC rolls out driverless food trucks in China

These unmanned vehicles were spotted in Shanghai.

KFC has rolled out driverless food trucks to transport fried chicken in China, another glimpse of the accelerated growth of contactless transactions amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

These unmanned vehicles were spotted in front of a metro station outside Shanghai.

Customers are able to place on the screen and pay. A door then opens for the customer to collect their food.

It is understood that the vehicles are by Neolix, a company that supplies vehicles for delivery, street disinfection, and food sales.

The Neolix vehicle supports autonomous driving, allowing it to drive itself and avoid obstacles. It has a mileage of 100km on a single charge and a maximum speed of 50km/h.

The move is the latest of picture of KFC's growing arsenal of contactless services in the world's second largest economy. The chicken brand, along with fellow Yum China chain Pizza Hut, introduced contactless delivery and in-store transactions during the height of the lockdown in China.

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