In the realm of goods delivery, we want to support small and medium-size businesses who may want to take advantage of delivery services but don’t have the ability to tap into complex, expensive logistics systems. We can help small businesses that may not be able to afford a dedicated delivery vehicle, or medium-size businesses that may have a vehicle that is underutilized and therefore a burden on their operations. These types of businesses can choose to use our self-driving vehicles instead.
With the help of our partner cities, we can also identify public transportation dead zones where people may not have a way to get to work. According to the Brookings Institution, 70 percent of jobs are not reachable by public transportation for a typical metropolitan resident in the United States. For the 30 percent of jobs that are reachable, the commute still takes an average of 90 minutes. Working with a network of service partners on our platform, we are committed to prioritizing the needs of places and residents like these by providing accessibility options with our autonomous vehicles.