- By pivoting to delivery of essential goods during the Coronavirus crisis, self-driving cars have been able to continue on-road testing in the US.
- General Motors Co’s self-driving Cruise cards deliver food from SF-Marin Food Bank and SF New Deal to seniors in need.
- Toyota-backed Pony.ai cars are back on the street in California delivering groceries in Irvine from local e-commerce platform Yamibuy and work with the City of Fremont to deliver meals to a local emergency shelter program.
- Softbank-backed Nuro became the second company in California to receive a permit to operate a driverless vehicle on public roads delivering medical supplies to a temporary COVID-19 hospital in Sacramento and a temporary medical facility in San Mateo County.
- Each car has two safety drivers; one wears a mask and gloves to drop bags off at the door.
- None of the companies are making money from their deliveries.