Ford Uses Autonomous Shuttles to Deliver Groceries to Pensioners in Detroit

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Ford has launched a six-month pilot program for self-driving shuttles delivering food to senior citizen in Detroit. The shuttles are fully autonomous but have a person behind the wheel in case of emergencies, typical for most self-driving vehicle trials. The project is expected to deliver 10,000 pounds of food to the doorsteps of senior citizens who lack access to food due to mobility challenges, according to Ford. “We’re constantly thinking about how to expand our reach in communities for those who don’t have access to the most basic goods, like groceries or warm meals,” said Joe Provenzano, mobility director at Ford Motor Company Fund.

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