PAVEcast: A conversation about autonomous vehicles

PAVEcast: "AVs and Public Good: Nuro and the City of Houston:

May 12, 2022 Partners for Automated Vehicle Education Season 1 Episode 24
PAVEcast: A conversation about autonomous vehicles
PAVEcast: "AVs and Public Good: Nuro and the City of Houston:
Show Notes

During the month of May, PAVE’s panels are focused on places where AVs are in action, being tested and deployed to serve the public good.

Nuro is building and operating electric, autonomous delivery vehicles. Since 2019, Nuro has completed deliveries in Houston of groceries, prescriptions, and hot food in partnership with Kroger, Domino’s, CVS, and the Houston Food Bank. Increasing food insecurity in Houston has highlighted the potential for autonomous delivery to help expand equitable access to goods for people that live in food deserts and for people with disabilities.

Panelists from Nuro and the City of Houston joined us to discuss how the service works, the impact for local residents, and lessons learned.

Guests:

  • Kandace Cooks – Diversity, Inclusion and Belong Lead, Nuro
  • Council Member Edward Pollard – Houston City Council