Walmart Tests Autonomous Van Delivery

As it pursues fresh opportunities in food, Walmart revealed that it is conducting a test of a custom autonomous van delivery of groceries.

The pilot, which Walmart has developed with partner Udelv, is set for Surprise, AZ, according to a Walmart blog post attributed to Tom Ward, svp/digital operations, Walmart U.S. The vans are the product of a design specifically developed for fresh food delivery.

The Udeliv initiative follows on other Walmart delivery tests including a metro Miami delivery pilot, conducted with Ford, using self-driving cars.