Retail Giant Walmart intends to enlarge its self-driving vehicle program by teaming up with Ford and Argo AI. In a statement, Walmart said that the collaboration would use Ford Escape hybrids with Argo AI technology for Walmart deliveries in Miami, the District of Columbia, and Austin, Texas.
Walmart is looking forward to the program as it will allow its customer to place an order online and receive it through autonomous door-to-door delivery.
Tom Walmart, Senior Vice President (US), said, “We’re excited to expand our autonomous delivery efforts in three new markets alongside Argo and Ford. This collaboration will further our mission to get products to the homes of our customers with unparalleled speed and ease, and in turn, will continue to pave the way for autonomous delivery.”
The collaboration marks as the first multicity autonomous service for Walmart in which the companies will deploy a mini fleet in selected cities and expand over time.