Jul 28, 2018

Waymo strikes deals with Walmart, others to boost access to self-driving cars

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Why cant they just put the groceries in the car and let it drive itself there and back.

In partnerships with five companies, including Walmart, Autonation and Avis, Waymo autonomous vehicles will pick up customers and drive them to various locations in the Phoenix area. In some cases, customers will be offered savings or deals in order to be shuttled around in Waymo vehicles.

“We’ve tailored our partnerships to meet the top rider needs; in fact, the partnerships below represent eight of the top ten activities our riders do when they get in a Waymo,” the company wrote in a blog post announcing the partnerships.

Here are the company specific rides Waymo will be providing customers:

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