Kroger — Not Uber, Google Or Cruise — May Be On The Leading Edge of Driverless Adoption

For all the multi-billion-dollar investments by automakers and Silicon Valley, regulatory hand-wringing around the globe, and geeky excitement on the part of some tech mavens about driverless automobiles, the earliest adoption of full-on autonomous driving is far more likely to be in the commercial-fleet arena than in the realm of individual consumers.

That’s why Kroger—yes, the supermarket chain known across the country—may be closer to the leading edge of driverless-auto adoption than anybody driving a Tesla with Autopilot these days.