Walmart to Use Automated Electric Cars for Grocery Delivery Despite Accidents, Warnings, and Americans’ Distrust of AVs

By B.N. Frank

Is Walmart asking for trouble and more bad PR?  Experts continue to warn that Automated Vehicles (AVs) are NOT safe enough for public roads (see 1, 2, 3).  A growing number of Americans resent driverless vehicles.  They also distrust them and are terrified of them.  Regardless, Walmart plans to use them to deliver groceries in Houston.

From Digital Trends:

Your Walmart groceries might soon be delivered via an autonomous vehicle thanks to the retail giant’s new partnership with Nuro.

The retail giant announced the new service along with autonomous vehicle company Nuro in a blog post on Tuesday. The pilot program kicks off in Houston in the coming weeks and will deliver groceries using Nuro’s self-driving technology and fleet of electric vehicles.

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The new program will use Nuro’s custom-built R2, a fully electric, low-speed delivery vehicle that is built to carry only products without a driver or passengers. The service will also deploy autonomous Toyota Priuses that will use Nuro’s self-driving technology to deliver Walmart grocery products.

Hope you have plenty of insurance, Walmart.

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