Hyundai Motor Group to pilot self-driving vehicles for drug delivery
What you should know:
– Hyundai Motor Group (the Group), the global mobility provider, including Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, has partnered with a state-of-the-art pharmacy NowRx on a pilot project to explore autonomous vehicles for drug delivery
– The pilot project will test and develop automated dispatch, fleet management and other last-mile optimization technologies for same-day prescription delivery, with the possibility of testing autonomous vehicle technologies in the future .
Autonomous vehicles for drug delivery
The pilot project will serve two micro-distribution centers in the Los Angeles area that will include aspects of automated dispatch, fleet management and other last-mile optimization technologies, with an extended scope to test vehicle technologies independent in the future. Backed by the Group’s Innovation Division, NowRx plans to combine the capabilities of its proprietary “QuickFill” pharmacy management system with the Group’s smart mobility solutions. The synergies should provide a seamless healthcare experience to end consumers.
“Autonomous vehicles are part of our long-term strategic vision for NowRx to further reduce large-scale delivery costs,” said Cary Breese, CEO and co-founder of NowRx. “We can’t imagine a better company to work with than the Group, which has demonstrated substantial leadership in the autonomous vehicle, and other areas of robotics and automation.”