CVS Pharmacy is testing self-driving vehicles for medication delivery

Fiercehealthcare | June 02, 2020

CVS Pharmacy is testing self-driving vehicles for medication delivery
CVS Health began testing drone delivery last year. Now, the company is moving on to try self-driving vehicles. The pharmacy retail giant is working with autonomous vehicle startup Nuro to test prescription delivery in the Houston market. Nuro, which was founded by two ex-Google engineers, will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials to CVS Pharmacy customers. The deliveries will start this month and will come at no extra charge to CVS customers in Houston. “We are seeing an increased demand for prescription delivery,” said Ryan Rumbarger, senior vice president for store operations at CVS Health. “We want to give our customers more choice in how they can quickly access the medications they need when it’s not convenient for them to visit one of our pharmacy locations.”

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