Houston, We Have Pizza Delivery: Nuro Deploys 5,000 Driverless Delivery Bots

The California-based company has received permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to deploy driverless bots on the streets of the metropolis.

California-based Nuro calls the NHTSA permit as “a new page in the history of the industry.”

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The company applied its first patent at the NHTSA back in 2018. In order to get a permit, the vehicle must meet 75 NHTSA’s safety requirements. A prerequisite condition is the ability to manually control the bot from a remote command center in case of an emergency.

An army of 5,000 Nuro R2 drones will be brought to the streets of Houston gradually over the next 2 years. Devices the size of half a normal car do not have a cab, steering wheel, and rear-view mirrors. Their entire body represents a trunk, the configuration of which can change depending on the needs of the service. Nuro's first customers include Walmart and Domino's.

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Access to the cargo is available by open-up doors. Clients will be able to access the content of a separate section of the bot using a personal digital key and a proprietary smartphone app.

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