Dominos has been experimenting with autonomous pizza delivery vehicles for a couple of years. To date they have been in the form of a small robotic pizza warming oven on wheels. They are now stepping up their game with the use of a self-driving Ford Fusion that may be tested marketed in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The vehicle will operate in a fully autonomous mode, but their will be a driver hidden by heavily tinted glass.
Dominos will be looking to answer the question of whether consumers will be willing to come outside to accept delivery of their pizza. Their also interested in seeing how customers react to the sensors on the vehicle including what looks like multiple Velodyne lidar units.
I can see this working in Florida, but I don’t know about Michigan.