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Post by 93Regina » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:27 am

US DOT approves Nuro's next-gen driverless delivery vehicle design

Today, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption for Nuro's next-generation self-driving delivery vehicle, R2. The exemption allows Nuro to begin public road testing and to prepare for deliveries to customers' homes.
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Following public road testing, Nuro plans to begin the first driverless deliveries to customers' homes in Houston, Texas, where it already partners with Walmart and Domino's. (The company has also partnered with Kroger in Arizona.) While Nuro is grateful for the DOT and NHTSA exemption, the company says it hopes this will lead to new design regulations for zero-occupant delivery vehicles, so that companies can advance the technology without requiring exemptions.

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Re: zero-occupant vehicle

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:33 am

Who was it that promised to protect American jobs?
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Re: zero-occupant vehicle

Post by 93Regina » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:43 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:33 am
Who was it ....
Home delivery of various products existed in 1950s; in one area in Chicago, milk is still delivered, last I knew, several years ago.

In Phoenix, one grocery store has experimented with home delivery within a neighborhood area (maybe same company); for elderly folks, this is welcomed.

I don't see home deliveries as taking away jobs, but environmentally, a plus. The catch here is people must come fetch products delivered, last I knew. I rather doubt companies like UPS/Fedex/etc., will be able to use this business model.

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