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Ford, Walmart collaborate to design automated-vehicle delivery.

Brian Wolf, Director, Business Development, Ford (F) Autonomous Vehicles LLC, says in a Medium post: "At Ford, we believe the advent of self-driving vehicles opens up the potential to ease some of life's pain points and markedly expand affordable access to transportation and goods delivery... Now, it's time to explore how grocery delivery can help expand access to fresh food and other retail items for people all over the country, including in Miami-Dade County, where we're currently putting our comprehensive self-driving business operations to the test. This is why we're teaming up with Walmart (WMT). Through this collaboration, we are exploring how self-driving vehicles can deliver many everyday goods such as groceries, diapers, pet food and personal care items. Enabled by Postmates delivery as a service, we were able to quickly set up a pilot program that explores how our self-driving vehicles can complement Walmart's existing delivery offerings. Over the next couple of months, we'll be working closely with Walmart to understand its operations, identify what goods we can feasibly transport, and pinpoint any issues that may need to be addressed to successfully deliver orders via self-driving vehicles." [Reference Link]:[https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2018/11/14/ford--walmart-and-postmates-team-up-for-self-driving-goods-deliv.html]

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