Delivery without drivers: Domino’s, Ford team up for test
Starting Wednesday, some pizzas in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will arrive in a specially designed Ford Fusion outfitted with radars and a camera used for autonomous testing.
For this test, a Ford engineer will be at the wheel. But customers won’t be interacting with the driver. Instead, they’ll need to come outside and type a four-digit code into a keypad on the car to access a heated compartment with their food.
Both Ford Motor Co. and Domino’s Pizza Inc. say the six-week test will help them learn how customers react to driverless cars. President Russell Weiner says that includes whether they’ll come outside if it’s raining or snowing.