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Waymo starts pilot program with Walmart

Self-driving cChrysler car Waymo.
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Alphabet-owned self-driving vehicle company Waymo is starting a test pilot program in Phoenix that will allow Walmart customers to use its autonomous car service to pick up groceries at stores as soon as this week.

Why it matters: This is one of several partnerships Waymo is piecing together in the summer to get people into cars and test out the service. Companies such as AutoNation and Avis Budget Group are also in on the testing. Walmart customers will save on their groceries when they order groceries on Walmart's website and use the service, per Waymo's blog post.