Walmart has announced that it is running a pilot project with Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project.
The pilot program will allow consumers to make their grocery pickups with the help of an autonomous vehicle. The online grocery pilot project will run out of one Walmart store in Chandler, Arizona and will be limited to a group within Waymo’s 400 daily users known as “early riders”.
Those in the pilot can place an Online Grocery Pickup order at walmart.com/grocery. Waymo will then transport the customers to and from pickup.
The purpose of this pilot project is to learn how the customers engage with this technology while giving customers a unique experience with self-driving technology. The new service is set to begin this week.