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Walmart, Cruise Launch Pilot to Deliver Orders via Self-Driving Cars


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A Walmart purchase being delivered in a Cruise autonomous vehicle.

Autonomous vehicle startup Cruise has partnered with Walmart to deliver orders from a Scottsdale, AZ, Walmart store to local customers' homes, starting early next year.

Credit: venturebeat.com

General Motors-backed autonomous vehicle startup Cruise has announced a partnership with Walmart to deliver orders from a Scottsdale, AZ, Walmart store to local customers' homes, starting early next year.

Customers will be able to place orders to the store and have them delivered in one of Cruise's electric self-driving Chevy Bolts.

If the pilot goes well, a Cruise spokesperson said, the company will mull launching on-demand delivery with other retailers in the future.

Walmart has forged driverless vehicle delivery partnerships with other automakers and startups.

Also, through an alliance with Postmates and Ford, Walmart stores in Miami-Dade County, FL, are delivering goods using prototype self-driving cars.

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