Ford, Dominos partner for self-driving pizza delivery

Domino's ( (DPZ) ) and Ford ( (F) ) are teaming up to understand how self-driving vehicles could improve your delivery experience.

This prototype self-driving Ford will soon be delivering Domino's pizzas to randomly selected customers in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

"As delivery experts, we've been watching the development of self-driving vehicles with great interest", explains Domino's president Patrick Doyle.

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It also comes with additional researchers, who may ask questions and watch as customers use a unique code sent to their phone that will unlock a compartment in the vehicle where they can retrieve their pizza.

Our research begins with an observational study, looking at how people respond to and interact with a self-driving vehicle when it arrives with their pizza.

Over the past year, Domino's has shown an unwavering commitment to removing humans from the pizza-delivery equation.

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For the company, the Ann Arbor experiment, which will be conducted over the next several weeks will provide a chance to look at new ways to meet its promise to have self-driving cars on the road by 2021. So what is the point of the driverless delivery? Along with robot taxis, the automaker also wants to make deliveries of groceries and other items with the cars, tapping a potentially large new source of revenue. The main goal of the collaboration is to see how customers will react to the fact that they have to get to vehicle and get their food instead of having it at their doorstep. "There are so many practical things that we need to learn".

Curiously, a key question in the trial isn't how to get the food to the customer's door, but how to get the customer to come and pick up the food.

Ford previous year announced plans to launch production of its first fully driverless vehicle in 2021, emphasizing that it will target fleet users, rather than retail customers. Customers can even track the auto through Global Positioning System on the Domino's app, and receive texts when the vehicle is near, along with instructions on how to retrieve their food.

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Domino's Pizza [NYSE:DPZ] and Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] announced this morning that the two firms are working together to pioneer a self-driving automobile that delivers pizza. Researchers from both firms will research the customers' reaction and perspectives on having their food delivered by a robotic vehicle.

The companies made a decision to invest in the research because consumers are choosing to chose shared transportation instead of ownership and they're shopping and ordering online more, which is driving growth in the delivery business.

The experiment will help Domino's understand how customers will interact with a self-driving vehicle, says company President Russell Weiner.

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