Walmart to trial driverless grocery deliveries in Texas


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Grocery giant Walmart is to pilot the autonomous delivery of groceries in Houston, Texas. The trial is being carried out using technology from Nuro, an autonomous vehicle firm.

In a blog post on the Medium website Tuesday, Nuro said the trial would use electric, self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries from a select group of Walmart stores in Houston.

A “pilot group” of customers who opted-in to the scheme will be the first to receive deliveries using the technology, Nuro added.

Houston is already home to a delivery service using Nuro’s vehicles. In select zip codes, Kroger customers can pay a $5.95 delivery charge for their shopping to be delivered…


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