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Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 29, 2017 12:11PM
Dominos and Ford are teaming up to use self-driving cars to deliver pizzas in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The test isn't so much to see if the car will work, rather to see if people mind going out to the car to get the pizza.

The experimental Ford self-driving car (or Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle, as they call it) will in fact be driven by a human safety engineer (in other words, a driver). Secondly, it will contain not only a pizza in an oven to keep it warm, but also some researchers who will record what goes on.

The question is, will people who are used to having a pizza delivered to their door be happy instead to exert themselves by monitoring the delivery on a smartphone app, walking out of their front door, down the path or steps, then opening the car, using a special code to open the special oven, taking the pizza out, and then walking all the way back to their homes?

My guess? In pleasant September, people will order lots of Dominos Pizza just for the experience and fun with the kids. In February, when it is 10-degrees out and blowing, they'll order from Papa Johns.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/2017 12:12PM by Ombligo.
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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 29, 2017 12:17PM
when i scanned that headline about the self-driving delivery my first thought was No Way! If i'm paying for home delivery it needs to come to my door.



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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: billb
Date: August 29, 2017 12:25PM
How hungry are you ?


I predict an imaginative "tipping" system for the empty car.



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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 29, 2017 12:35PM
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I predict an imaginative "tipping" system for the empty car.

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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: decay
Date: August 29, 2017 01:13PM
I was excited until I saw Dominos... thought it was about pizza, not "pizza"



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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 29, 2017 01:20PM
....Papa.....can you hear me.....??



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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 29, 2017 01:55PM
It's a college town. They will walk through deep snow for pizza. Next up will be door delivery boys. " I'll be back. With Pizza !"
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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: Altered Horizons
Date: August 29, 2017 03:34PM
They should add a drone for the final delivery from the car to the door. Sunroof opens, drone flies out.



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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 29, 2017 03:40PM
Gimmick
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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: billb
Date: August 29, 2017 04:32PM
Amazon will buy Dominoes and just deliver the pizza oven car , allow you to pick from Whole Foods pizza Kit and by the time it gets there your pizza might even be done. Ding ! ejected like a CD from a Superdrive.



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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: Buck
Date: August 29, 2017 07:49PM
One word:
CARBS!
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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: pinion
Date: August 30, 2017 11:55AM
I always pickup anyway. I can't bring myself to pay the delivery fee and tip on top of it. I'm cheap.



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Re: Pizza - Delivery, Pickup or both?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 30, 2017 12:04PM
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I always pickup anyway. I can't bring myself to pay the delivery fee and tip on top of it. I'm cheap.



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