Walmart Revs Up a Self-Driving Delivery Pilot with a Twist

It’s at least the fourth test in Arizona from the retailer alone

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Walmart is preparing for yet another self-driving delivery pilot in Arizona. This time, it’s in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale with San Francisco-based self-driving car company Cruise.

Like prior tests, Walmart said customers in the area will be able to place orders for contact-free delivery. The distinction—and it’s an important one considering Walmart wants to reach zero emissions by 2040—is Cruise’s all-electric fleet is powered by 100% renewable energy.

The pilot will begin early next year. According to Google Maps, Walmart operates three Supercenters in the Scottsdale area.

“You’ve seen us test drive with self-driving cars in the past and we’re continuing to learn a lot about how they can shape the future of retail,” wrote Tom Ward, svp of customer product at Walmart U.S.,



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