How Self-Driving Intelligence Helped Pittsburgh Health Officials Increase Access to Free COVID-19 Testing

Argo AI is rooted in a culture of safety. It’s why we test our self-driving vehicles through computer simulation and in the lab, on closed courses and on public streets. Testing brings confidence in the health of a system — and it’s that ethos that galvanized us in the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic to help.

In Allegheny County, Pa., more than 170,000 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV-2, representing people of all ages, races, genders and backgrounds. They are our neighbors, colleagues, and friends. No one is immune.

But there’s a critical step in disaster relief where logistical challenges become granular. You have to ask questions, like: “Who will pick up and deliver necessities to the communities that need them most? Do they have the resources to make those drops? How will people get there efficiently? And do they have the time?” It’s in that last mile of the supply chain where the greatest hurdles often crop up.

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