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Reuters< reports that Ford, Walmart and delivery service Postmates “will collaborate to design a service for delivering groceries and other goods to Walmart customers that could someday use autonomous vehicles.”

Some context:

“The project is the latest to grow out of Ford’s broader effort to develop businesses that could use automated delivery vehicles. Ford was working with San Francisco-based Postmates already to develop delivery services that could employ automated vehicles.

“The Walmart pilot, which will take place in the Miami area, initially will use human-driven vehicles operated to simulate how a self-driving vehicle would behave, Ford said. Ford has said it expects to launch commercial production of automated vehicles by 2021.”
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