Walmart announced a pilot program in partnership with a driverless vehicle company, Udelv, to bring online groceries from the national chain to customers.
Tom Ward, Senior Vice President, Digital Operations, Walmart U.ST in a press release yesterday said: ” The pilot program with Udelv will take place in Surprise, Arizona. What’s really cool is that Udelv will utilize a cargo van custom-made to deliver fresh groceries – hand-picked by our personal shoppers – to customers.”
He added: ”
We’re still learning – it’s a pilot – but, we want to make sure we stay on the cutting edge of grocery delivery by exploring what’s new and next. For example, we recently explored a few pilot projects with other self-driving car companies to start understanding how customers will want to use the technology when it comes to their grocery shopping.”
Lately, many companies started working on self-autonomous vehicles to deliver items, Similar innovation has been taken by Kroger and will be tested also in Arizona.
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