WALK TO GET IT YOURSELF! Domino's pizza rolls out self driving cars

Posted by moku 2019 years ago in Cool videos
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Soon, your Domino's pizza may be delivered via self-driving car, but it won't be coming right to your door.

On Tuesday, Domino's and Ford Motor Company announced that they are testing out self-driving cars as pizza delivery vehicles.

In the coming weeks, Domino's will offer randomly selected customers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the option to receive their pizza delivery from a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle.

A Ford engineer will still be manually driving the car, which will also be staffed with researchers eager to crack the code of how to deliver pizza without a driver — as well as observe how customers will react to the futuristic delivery service.

"As delivery experts, we've been watching the development of self-driving vehicles with great interest as we believe transportation is undergoing fundamental, dramatic change," Patrick Doyle, Domino's president and CEO, said in a statement.

Right now, the companies' biggest challenge isn't getting a car to drive itself — it's getting the pizza from the curb to the door.

In the Ann Arbor test, customers have to walk out to the parked car and retrieve their pizza from the vehicle's "Heatwave Compartment" themselves.

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