Hurry, Hurry, Hurry
July 25, 2018
Waymo is an autonomous car development company and subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. Alphabet describes Waymo as “a self-driving tech company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around”. Waymo has been working with a group of early riders in its test program in the Phoenix metro area for over a year and it is learning how they use their autonomous ride-hailing service.
Building on what they learned, Waymo is now announcing new partnerships to help riders better make use of their autonomous service, including a partnership with Walmart.
Waymo has issued this press release:
“Walmart and Waymo will launch a test pilot that gives early riders savings on groceries each week when they are ordered on Walmart.com. While orders are being prepared at the store, Waymo vehicles will transport the rider to and from Walmart to collect their groceries.”
That way, riders won’t have to wait for a car to come by. They can just arrive, pick up the groceries, and go back home in a Waymo autonomous van.
I’m seventy-two years old. Hurry up Waymo-Walmart. I’m not getting any younger.