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Domino serves self-propelled pizza delivery pilot in Houston – TechCrunch



Dominos really emphasizes its commitment to "innovation", but even though it is a marketing tactic, the global pizza brand really goes the walk. Case in point: It launches a new pilot for self-propelled pizza delivery in Houston in collaboration with Nuro.

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Starting Nuro was founded by Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, two veterans of Google's self-driving car project (who became Waymo), and now includes a team of self-propelled engineers with experience at Waymo, Apple, Uber, GM and Tesla. The company's ability to reserve such a huge talent as a start-up probably has a lot to do with the nearly $ 1

billion investment from SoftBank announced in February. Or vice versa, I assume.

Dominos will use Nuro's blanket of autonomous test vehicles to deliver pizzas to people in Houston ordering through their app or online and the pizzas will be delivered using Nuro's R2 vehicle , another generation of its fully autonomous electric test car, which will come into use later this year. The participants will be opt-in, with the customers presented self-driving option at check-out, and they will receive a PIN to unlock the doors and get the sweet, sweet pizza when it rolls up to their delivery address. 19659002] This is not Domino's first advance to self-propelled pizza, as weird as it sounds: Ford ran a limited pilot with the pizza company in 2017, which was designed as a test to find out the basics of consumer expectations to interact with a such service.


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