The project involves the delivery from Walmart.
American chain Walmart has decided to follow the example of the supermarket chain Kroger, who recently joined the drone delivery of online orders.
Walmart also agreed to start delivering goods using drones.
To deliver the goods will be unmanned vehicles Ford. Currently, robots are delivering meals from restaurants, pizza, bouquets of flowers and dry cleaning. There had been about a thousand orders.
The service was launched in the Miami-Dade County, however, it is expected that he will quickly gain popularity throughout the United States.
Currently the developers are watching to see how well the system copes with the task. The scheme of delivery is very simple – the employee downloads the stuff in the trunk, and the client on the spot opens it, typing on located on the back of the screen, the desired figures.
The system check will last for several months. If it is successful, it will strengthen the position of the branch of the Ford Autonomous Vehicles developed Autonomous vehicle.
It is worth noting that currently the service has attracted converted into drones ordinary Ford. However, in 2021 th is will be a release of the original drone, which can play the role of a delivery robot.
While driving the experimental car is the test driver, but only for backup in case of failure of the program. In normal mode the crossover gets to the destination itself.
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