Grocery deliveries have always been around, but some companies have been trying to take it to the next level. Walmart has recently announced that it will start testing self-driving vehicles to help deliver groceries through a partnership with a company called Nuro.
Walmart says, “Our unparalleled size and scale have allowed us to steer grocery delivery to the front doors of millions of families – and design a roadmap for the future of the industry. Along the way, we’ve been test-driving a number of different options for getting groceries from our stores to our customers’ front doors through self-driving technology. We believe this technology is a natural extension of our Grocery Pickup and Delivery service and our goal of making every day a little easier for customers.”
This seems new, but it is actually not the first time that the company is experimenting with self-driving vehicles. Earlier this year, the company announced that they have plans to use autonomous vans to deliver groceries in Arizona. The company had also previously worked with other transportation companies like Uber to help make grocery deliveries.
It will be interesting to see what Walmart does with this technology. We will keep you posted when we learn more.
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