Walmart is getting into the chauffeuring biz
Well, sort of… the company is driving customers in Chandler, Arizona from their homes to the store to pick-up online grocery orders. The fun part? Walmart is using Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica vans – and the groceries will be delivered to the van when you get there.
A learning experience… is what this is, according to Walmart. Customers get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience, and the retail giant gets to see if this is a good idea. Regardless, autonomous vehicles may be an essential part of the future, and Walmart is striving to stay ahead.
You probably won’t get to try… because only 400 people can participate in the program, for now. We also have no idea how this program will last or if it will be expanded to other parts of the country. But at least one Arizona town can beat the heat stroke by taking a Waymo car rather than their own that has undoubtedly been baking in the sun.