Driverless prescription deliveries introduced in the US

The American driverless car solution Nuro has teamed up with pharmacy chain CVS to trial social-distanced deliveries of prescriptions.

In a blog on its website it says this first-of-its-kind partnership brings Nuro into the health space where it will utilise its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials across three zip codes in Houston, Texas.

“Maintaining our health and safety has never felt so critical,” the blog reads. “It has become increasingly important for people — from senior citizens to adults to children — to be able to safely access prescriptions and other things they need without needing to leave their homes.”

In the trial, CVS customers in the pilot area can place prescription orders along with their non-prescription items on or via the CVS Mobile Pharmacy app. If they select the autonomous delivery option, one of Nuro’s autonomous Prius vehicles will deliver the purchase at the customer’s address within three hours. To ensure the security of their prescriptions, customers will need to confirm their identification to unlock their delivery. During the pilot, deliveries will be free to all CVS Pharmacy customers.

(Picture – Nuro blog)


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