noon, the Middle East’s homegrown digital marketplace created in the region and powered by the region’s major retailers, has announced it has partnered with Chinese technology company Neolix to trial driverless delivery vehicles designed to make last-mile delivery even smoother.
This partnership with Neolix, a Beijing-based technology company specializing in the R&D and the production of autonomous vehicles, is the next step in delivery innovation.
Mohamed Alabbar, noon.com’s founder signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Neolix Huitong (Beijing) Technology co., LTD, to introduce autonomous delivery vehicles into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. This will be the first time such technology has been used in the region and will open a new spectrum of opportunity to introduce powerful Chinese technology to the world.
Mohamed Alabbar, founder of noon.com, said of the partnership, “Introducing new technology to the region that will improve the e-commerce experience for customers is something we’re incredibly excited about. noon is very proud to bring driverless delivery vans to streets in our cities. We look forward to bringing many such innovations over the next few months. We are a hungry, talented and ambitious nation. I hope it will inspire our tech-driven youth to dream big and to achieve those dreams because everything is possible here.”