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MARY REICHARD, HOST: Pretty soon, people in Houston will have a new way to get their Domino’s pizza delivered.

Your friendly pizza delivery driver won’t bring your pizza pie to the door with this option, though. That’s because there is no driver.

This delivery method involves no human contact.

When your ‘za arrives, you’re gonna have to walk out to the curb and punch in a pin number on a touch screen.  Then you’ll grab the pizza from a special compartment.

Domino’s partnered with the tech company Nuro to roll out autonomous robot delivery cars.

The Nuro R2 vehicles are about the size of a golf cart with the Domino’s logo painted on the side.

Customers will no doubt pay a delivery fee, but no tips.

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: But I like my pizza delivery person!

REICHARD: It’s an option. You can still get a real person if you want.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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