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Walmart To Begin Testing Autonomous Vehicle Delivery Service In 3 Cities

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) will begin testing autonomous vehicle delivery services in three cities with Ford and self-driving car company Argo.  The retail giant will use hybrid Ford Escape SUVs augmented along with Argo’s AI technology. In 2017, Ford invested $1 billion in Argo and Volkswagen invested $2.6 billion in 2020.

“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,” stated Tom Ward, a senior VP of last-mile delivery at Walmart.

Initial testing will begin in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. to begin later this year. The companies informed that the autonomous delivery service will be available at first within defined service areas of the three cities and will expand further over time.

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