CVS Pharmacy testing autonomous Rx delivery via Nuro

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CVS Pharmacy testing autonomous Rx delivery via Nuro

By Sandra Levy - 05/28/2020

CVS Pharmacy customers in Texas will soon have the convenience and safety of receiving their medications at their home's curbside, via autonomous delivery.

Nuro will begin offering autonomous delivery of prescriptions for CVS Pharmacy customers beginning in June, as part of a Houston area pilot.

"Starting in June, this first-of-its-kind partnership brings Nuro into the health space — our third delivery vertical — as we utilize our fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials across three zip codes in Houston, Texas," Nuro said.

CVS Pharmacy customers can place prescription orders on CVS.com or via the CVS Pharmacy app. If they select the autonomous delivery option, one of Nuro’s autonomous Prius vehicles will deliver the purchase curbside at the customer’s address within three hours. To ensure the security of their prescriptions, customers will need to confirm their identity to unlock their delivery when Nuro’s autonomous vehicle arrives curbside at their home.

Deliveries will be free to all CVS Pharmacy customers.

"We see this moment as an important stepping stone toward delivering all kinds of goods, beyond food and groceries. It is progress towards building a future where through moving goods instead of people, we can lessen the need for unnecessary trips, save time, and create a safer and more convenient way of getting the things we need. We hope that by using our electric bots to deliver things now, we can pave the way for a healthier and better future for all," Nuro said.