Serve Robotics, a pioneering autonomous sidewalk delivery startup, revealed today that it has partnered with Uber Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest food delivery and ridesharing platform. Customers of Uber Eats will be able to use the on-demand robotic delivery service beginning early next year in Los Angeles.

Dr. Ali Kashani, co-founder, and CEO of Serve Robotics said, “Serve Robotics is looking forward to delivering great convenience for Uber Eats merchants and customers. Uber is our first commercial partner and will be a strong source of demand for us as we use contactless delivery to power community commerce at scale.”

Serve Robotics is reshaping the future of self-driving, sustainable delivery. Serve, which began as Postmates’ robots’ section in 2017, is now a stand-alone startup on a mission to make delivery more inexpensive, sustainable, and accessible to everyone. The company’s self-driving robots have successfully conducted tens of thousands of contactless deliveries in major U.S. cities, guided by its patented autonomous technology. Uber, as well as other major investors, have funded Serve.

Sarfraz Maredia, VP and Head of Uber Eats in the US & Canada, said, “We are excited to partner with Serve Robotics to test a new kind of delivery in Los Angeles, that’s safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly. We’re always looking for ways to better serve merchants and consumers, which is why we’re working with the team at Serve to explore the potential of this technology.”