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Walmart Teams with Ford and Argo AI to Test Self-Driving Grocery Deliveries in 3 Cities

Walmart is partnering with Ford and Argo AI, a self-driving car startup backed by the automaker, to test autonomous delivery of groceries and other goods to Walmart customers in three U.S. cities. The pilot will see Ford Escapade hybrids using Argo AI technology to autonomously deliver Walmart products to customers’ homes in Miami, the District of Columbia, and Austin, the companies said in a joint statement on Sept. 15. “We’re excited to expand our autonomous delivery efforts in three new markets alongside Argo and Ford,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of last mile delivery at Walmart U.S., said in a statement. “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.” Testing is slated to begin later this year, with the companies hoping to fine tune ways in …

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