July 12, 2020

Northeast Florida Roundup

Driverless vehicles help fight COVID-19

Laura Hampton | 6/25/2020

Since late March, Mayo Clinic Florida has been using autonomous vehicles to transport medical supplies and COVID-19 tests on its Jacksonville campus.

The collaboration came after discussions between the clinic and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority about innovative ways to transport patients and supplies across the clinic’s growing campus. When the hospital opened a drive-through clinic for COVID-19 testing, JTA offered the use of four autonomous vehicles leased from Beep, which owns the vehicles through a partnership with Navya, a French autonomous vehicle company.

This story also features expert opinions, business briefs and people in the news: Jacksonville Transportation Authority; Navya; Traders Hill Farm; Fidelity Investments; Baptist Health; Memorial Hospital; Jacksonville Restaurant Reviews

 

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