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Old 09-01-17, 12:04 PM   #1
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Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!



So apparently Ford and Domino's are testing out some self-driving pizza delivery vehicles in Ann Arbor, MI, which is honestly pretty damn cool!

http://www.guysgab.com/dominos-is-te...delivery-cars/

Kinda sucks that you have to walk outside to get your pizza, but if it means not having to tip a driver, then I'm all for it.
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Old 09-01-17, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

Hmmm.. My complaining that I wanted pepperoni on the left side and mushrooms on the right side and they got it backwards routine probably won't work with an automated driver.

But yeah it's pretty cool!
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Old 09-01-17, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

How do they get up the front steps to ring my doorbell?
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

They could have delivery cars driven by bikini-clad supermodels but it still won't make their pizza edible.
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

Any Ann Arbor Otter wants to try it out?

Takes me 3 mins to walk to my Domino's which is across the street from my Pizza Hut. Screw those delivery charges.
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Old 09-01-17, 02:14 PM   #6
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Here’s how it works. Over the next several weeks, randomly-selected Domino’s customers in Ann Arbor will have the opportunity to receive their delivery order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle, which will be manually-driven by a Ford safety engineer and staffed with researchers. Customers will be able to track the delivery vehicle through GPS using the Domino’s Tracker. They’ll also receive text messages as the self-driving vehicle approaches that will guide them on how to retrieve their pizza using a unique code to unlock the Domino’s Heatwave Compartment inside the vehicle.
I guess people would freak out if there really was no one in the car.
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Old 09-01-17, 02:28 PM   #7
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

How are housewives in Ann Arbor going to flash their naughty bits at hispanics now?
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Old 09-01-17, 02:30 PM   #8
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Here’s how it works. Over the next several weeks, randomly-selected Domino’s customers in Ann Arbor will have the opportunity to receive their delivery order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle, which will be manually-driven by a Ford safety engineer and staffed with researchers. Customers will be able to track the delivery vehicle through GPS using the Domino’s Tracker. They’ll also receive text messages as the self-driving vehicle approaches that will guide them on how to retrieve their pizza using a unique code to unlock the Domino’s Heatwave Compartment inside the vehicle.
I guess people would freak out if there really was no one in the car.
Yeah, that part threw me off a bit as well. I wonder if they meant to say they will having someone sitting in the car (in case it goes haywire), but the car will still be driving itself. Otherwise, what exactly is the point of this?
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Old 09-01-17, 04:06 PM   #9
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

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How do they get up the front steps to ring my doorbell?

That was my first thought!

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Old 09-01-17, 04:32 PM   #10
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Yeah, that part threw me off a bit as well. I wonder if they meant to say they will having someone sitting in the car (in case it goes haywire), but the car will still be driving itself. Otherwise, what exactly is the point of this?
Pretty sure the point it it has to have a human monitor it in the testing phase to make sure it doesn't run over little Bobby on his scooter or crash into your mailbox and decimate your flower bed.
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I guess people would freak out if there really was no one in the car.
They should just put Otto in there.
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Old 09-01-17, 10:57 PM   #12
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How do they get up the front steps to ring my doorbell?
Auto car discovers the horn and just blares it until you go out there.
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Old 09-02-17, 12:40 AM   #13
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

I love how the employee is actually running to the car with the pizza in the demo video. I'm pretty sure in real life they won't.

I can see people messin with the self driving delivery cars in all sort of ways, like making them stop and spray painting them or something.
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Old 09-02-17, 10:02 AM   #14
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

They could send it out in a self-driving car with a robotic sex slave that was the spitting image of kd lang who rocked my world all night and I *still* wouldn't eat their shitty pizza.
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Old 09-03-17, 12:47 PM   #15
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They could send it out in a self-driving car with a robotic sex slave that was the spitting image of kd lang who rocked my world all night and I *still* wouldn't eat their shitty pizza.
But, you would order it, wouldn't you.
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Old 09-03-17, 01:28 PM   #16
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

Sometimes the pizza delivery guy is my only human contact.

Realistically though, I imagine delivery charges will go up, while tipping will cease to exist. I don't really care about going out to the curb to get my pizza, unless it's one of the times where I get food delivered during a snowstorm.
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Honestly, I would never have something delivered during a snowstorm unless you really tip big. It's kinda a dick move, IMO.
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Old 09-04-17, 09:42 AM   #18
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Honestly, I would never have something delivered during a snowstorm unless you really tip big. It's kinda a dick move, IMO.
I do tip big on those occasions. If they don't want to deliver during a snowstorm, they'll say so.
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I do tip big on those occasions. If they don't want to deliver during a snowstorm, they'll say so.
You might be okay, but I'd hate myself if someone got into a wreck because I couldn't wait for a stupid fucking pizza.
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

Nobody who cares about pizza will be able to afford it if there are no jobs. Cool idea but I don't like the movement towards what seems like total automation. More money in the pockets of the wealthiest while the rest scrape just to get by.
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Nobody who cares about pizza will be able to afford it if there are no jobs. Cool idea but I don't like the movement towards what seems like total automation. More money in the pockets of the wealthiest while the rest scrape just to get by.
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

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Nobody who cares about pizza will be able to afford it if there are no jobs. Cool idea but I don't like the movement towards what seems like total automation. More money in the pockets of the wealthiest while the rest scrape just to get by.
Nah. Someone's getting employed. Just more likely skilled jobs. These things aren't going to really save Dominos money. But they'll be really cool. Probably more reliable. Not so much hiring/firing of drivers. It removes the human component - and that's about it. Everything, down to the little sensors, have development, implementation, maintenance, etc. Instead of a guy hopping in and out of his 2002 Corolla with a pizza in his hand, you have some nerd sitting behind a computer developing the automation, or a mechanic maintenancing the automation systems.

In that sense, yes - there's going to be one less pizza boy in the world. And one more engineer or mechanic. Or factory worker churning out the components.

There are so many ins and outs that it's impossible to declare that they (or any automation) are gonna' take 'er jobs.
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Old 09-05-17, 12:16 PM   #23
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Re: Domino's Pizza is testing out self-driving pizza delivery cars!

Instead of just robbing the pizza guy, people will steal his wheels.
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Instead of a guy hopping in and out of his cigarette smoke-filled 2002 Corolla with a pizza in his hand....
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[edited to add] Food delivery services are booming here in my college town - but I've seen too many drivers chain smoking while hauling someone's food in their cars for me to think this is appetizing in the least. I'll go get the stuff myself or do without before I opt to wait longer.... pay more.... and have to give a tip to the guy who is delivering my Marlboro-flavored pizza or sub.
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[edited to add] Food delivery services are booming here in my college town - but I've seen too many drivers chain smoking while hauling someone's food in their cars for me to think this is appetizing in the least. I'll go get the stuff myself or do without before I opt to wait longer.... pay more.... and have to give a tip to the guy who is delivering my Marlboro-flavored pizza or sub.
Disgusting and hilarious at the same time.
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