Nuro's Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Only Transports Goods, Not Humans

 - Jan 31, 2018
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This self-driving delivery vehicle will only pick up packages, not people. Startup Nuro has a mission "to accelerate the benefits of robotics for everyday life." Their fully autonomous car was designed to transport local goods in a way that is safe, quick and affordable.

The on-road self-driving delivery vehicle has a flexible interior design, so it can easily tackle a variety of chores. The Nuro vehicle can also be customized for businesses, from florists to food delivery. The electric car won't carry any human cargo, so Nuro focused on keeping people outside the vehicle safer than what is being transported on the inside. This includes having a windshield wiper but no driver seat.

This approach could give the new robotics venture an advantage over competitors, as many drivers would cite safety as a reason not to invest in autonomous vehicles.