On Wednesday, Argo, Ford and Walmart announced they will work together to roll out autonomous deliveries from Walmart stores in Austin, Texas, Maimi, Florida and Washington DC to customers, which are scheduled to begin operations later in 2021.
Scott Griffith, CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Businesses, stated, “Argo and Ford are aggressively preparing for large-scale autonomous vehicle operations across a broad footprint of U.S. cities. Pairing Walmart’s retail and e-commerce leadership with Argo and Ford’s self-driving operations across these multiple cities marks a significant step toward scaling a commercial goods delivery service that will ultimately power first-to-scale business efficiencies and enable a great consumer experience.”
For Bryan Salesky, founder and CEO of Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle start-up, the partnership shows potential for the autonomous vehicle sector.
He said: “Our focus on the testing and development of self-driving technology that operates in urban areas where customer demand is high really comes to life with this collaboration. Working together with Walmart and Ford across three markets, we’re showing the potential for autonomous vehicle delivery services at scale.”
For more information, read the original story in Arstechnica.