Walmart will test drive all-electric autonomous delivery vehicles from Cruise.
The discount giant will pilot delivering orders to customers, contact-free, in Scottsdale, Ariz., via Cruise electric self-driving cars. The pilot will kick off in early 2021.
Walmart is no stranger to conducting autonomous delivery tests. The retailer’s previous pilots of self-driving cars have included vehicles from Huro in Houston, Gatik in Bentonville, Ark., Udelv in Surprise, Ariz., and Ford in Miami-Dade County, Fla. And a Walmart store in Chandler, Ariz. partnered with Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, to pilot the use of Waymo vehicles to transport customers to and from a local store to pick up their groceries.Chain Store Age