The U.S. government has approved to a new kind of self-driving vehicle, granting temporary approval to a company called Nuro for its ‘low-speed autonomous delivery vehicles.’ What makes these vehicles different that other self-driving cars? They’re not designed for human use at all. That means no rear-view mirrors, windshield wipers, brake pedals, or even a steering wheel. The cars are designed to travel under 25 miles per hour and can be controlled remotely by a human as a backup. Nuro plans to use them to deliver Walmart groceries to customers in Houston starting this year.
A self-driving delivery vehicle with no driver's seat, steering wheel or brake pedal has become the first to be cleared by the federal government to operate without a human at the wheel. https://t.co/GbrZj118PQ
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