San Francisco food delivery firm DoorDash acquires autonomous vehicle specialist Scotty Labs

Scotty Labs

DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery service with a growing interest in autonomous vehicle technology, has acquired Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is developing technology for remote-controlled autonomous driving for cars and trucks.

DoorDash has bought the Silicon Valley startup, which focues on artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicle remote controls, presumeably to further develop autonomous vehicle food delivery. DoorDash already has a collaboration with General Motors’ Cruise Automation, which is GM’s autonomous vehicle technology arm.

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