In Miami US, customers can now place their order with any of 70 participating businesses including restaurants and shopping malls.
On a normal day, a delivery worker is expected to ring your doorbell and hands over the goods you ordered to you. So how will a self-driving van without an human intervention deliver a good? A big question.
The answer is, to deliver it to customers, an access code is entered by the Postmate’s employee and the ordered items are placed inside a locker at the back or beside the van.
When the self-driving van arrives at the destination ,the customer gets a text message to alert him/her.
To retrieve the goods,the secret code will then be imputed to open the locker.
Ford says â€œUltimately, we are testing how businesses and consumers interact with a self-driving vehicle” and that it will deploy a fully self-driving delivery service by 2021.