Here’s Why Alphabet’s Waymo Just Teamed Up With Walmart

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Waymo is the undeniable leader in the driverless car space. So far, the company has logged 8 million miles of real-world autonomous vehicle testing.

It’s already getting the public involved in those tests, most notably in the form of its first rider program in Phoenix, where members have access to Waymo’s vehicles for everyday use. Last week, the company announced a move to take this pilot program one step further: Waymo will soon partner with Walmart (NYSE:WMT) to offer rides to and from the retail giant’s Phoenix stores.

When participants in Waymo’s early rider program order their groceries at, Waymo vehicles will be sent to their homes, and take them to Walmart to pick up their orders. Waymo says the users of the service will also get discounts on their purchases.