The United States Department of Transportation, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, recently signed off on an exception for Nuro's autonomous vehicle named the R2. The exception gives Nuro the ability to test the R2 on public roads, and it also allows the company to change out mirrors for cameras and sensors, as well as changing the shape of the vehicle.
The ability to test the vehicle on public roads will allow the company to make preparations as it moves to deliver items to customers. The company also spoke about the exception, "Federal vehicle standards were written for today's passenger cars and trucks. But at Nuro, we're building something entirely different: a zero-occupant vehicle."
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