Walmart Partners with Cruise to Test Autonomous Grocery Delivery
BENTONVILLE, AR - Walmart is at it again with another new partnership to shake up the retail sector. The company is now upping the stakes in innovation as it partners with General Motors’ electric self-driving cars from Cruise. The pilot is expected to begin early next year as Walmart continues to bring convenience to consumers.
“As part of the pilot, which begins early next year, customers can place an order from their local store and have it delivered, contact-free, via one of Cruise’s all-electric self-driving cars,” said Tom Ward, Senior Vice President of Customer Product, in a press statement. “Technology that has the potential to not only save customers time and money but also is helpful to the planet is technology we want to learn more about.”
According to the statement, Walmart is still seeking out new ways to sharpen its competitive edge in the delivery sector. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based partnership puts an emphasis on technology and sustainability as the retailer continues to innovate.
“You’ve seen us test drive with self-driving cars in the past, and we’re continuing to learn a lot about how they can shape the future of retail,” Ward added. “We’re excited to add Cruise to our lineup of autonomous vehicle pilots as we continue to chart a whole new roadmap for retail.”
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