Imagine getting your lunchbox delivered by an autonomous robot straight to your office. In China, it’s already happening. O2O giant Meituan Dianping has launched the Meituan Autonomous Delivery (MAD) Platform featuring driverless delivery vehicles that shuttle meals from restaurants to consumers.

The new MAD Platform was officially launched in Beijing, July 25th with Meituan Dianping’s co-founder and Senior Vice President Wang Huiwen introducing its new concept of intelligent delivery.

Meituan is already the largest on-demand food delivery player in China, according to the company. It handles 21 million orders daily in 2800 cities and counties. The company filed for an IPO in Hong Kong seeking to raise more than $4 billion at a valuation of $60 billion at the end of June.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.