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Walmart invests in autonomous vehicle startup Cruise

April 16, 2021

With more consumers shopping online, developing a robust last-mile delivery service could be a critical factor in providing a positive and competitive shopping experience. The investment follows Walmart’s pilot with Cruise in Scottsdale, Arizona, last fall, where customers’ orders were delivered from nearby Walmart locations using the self-driving electric vehicles.

“Over the years we’ve been doing a lot to learn more about the role autonomous vehicles can play in retail, and we’ve seen enough to know it’s no longer a question of if they’ll be scaled, but when,” said Furner in the announcement.

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