Aug 29, 2017

Self-driving pizza delivery cars to be tested in the US

How would you like your pizza to be delivered to you in a self-driving car? In the next few weeks the idea is going to be tested on some of Domino's customers in the US city of Ann Arbor in Michigan. The aim is not to test if self-driving cars work, but to see if customers are happy to go out of their homes to collect the pizza from an empty car. Russell Weiner, the president of Domino's USA, which is based just outside Ann Arbor, said the firm wanted to ensure the delivery of its pizzas this way would be "Clear and simple" for customers. The question is will people who are used to having a pizza delivered to their door be happy instead to exert themselves by monitoring the delivery on a smartphone app, walking out of their front door, down the path or steps, then opening the car, using a special code to open the special oven, taking the pizza out, and then walking all the way back to their homes?

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