US allows Nuro Inc to deploy 5,000 low-speed driverless EVs for delivery

A US safety regulator said on Thursday it has allowed SoftBank Group-backed autonomous vehicle startup Nuro Inc to temporarily deploy up to 5,000 low-speed electric delivery vehicles without human controls like mirrors and steering wheels.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) approval of a petition by Nuro will allow the privately held robotics company to deploy the "R2," a delivery vehicle designed to have no human occupants and operate exclusively with an automated driving system. Automakers.....

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