Nuro, a robotics company transforming local commerce, and Walmart are announcing a collaboration to bring grocery delivery to Houston-based customers. The pilot program will offer a new, affordable and accessible delivery option to a select group of Walmart customers in Houston through Nuro’s autonomous vehicles.
In the coming months, the autonomous delivery service will be available to Houston customers who have opted into the program. The service will use R2, Nuro’s custom-built delivery vehicle that carries only products with no onboard driver or passengers, and autonomous Toyota Priuses, all powered by Nuro’s proprietary self-driving software and hardware.
Walmart grocery delivery service brings customers the convenience of shopping when and where they want for quality, fresh produce, meat, seafood and bakery items, along with pantry staples, consumables and select general merchandise.
Initially the service will be available to a select group of participants who have chosen to opt-in to the service. The service plans to expand to the general public later in 2020.