A Nuro-driverless third-gen delivery vehicle carries an outdoor airbag
Nuro already has a third driverless delivery vehicle on the way, and this model aims to protect as much as it does to haul goods. The new version, simply called Nuro, includes several 360-degree sensors including cameras, LiDAR, radar and thermals, but also includes a bag- large outdoor air to protect pedestrians. We would still not be in danger of stepping in front of this machine (you will still hit the ground, after all), but this should reduce the chances of serious injury.
The new vehicle also carries twice the load, and offers both temperature-controlled rations and modular inserts to aid a wider variety of goods. Nuro did not say when this last self-driving vehicle would be ready, but the North American branch of BYD in China will help produce units at Nuro's soon-to-go online factory. in 2022. Kroger (an investor in Nuro) has already pledged to use this latest hardware.
They may need updating. Nuro already has contracts and trials with major brands such as 7-Eleven, CVS, FedEx and Kroger, but is facing tougher competition from Walmart, Uber and carmakers like Ford. The company risks losing business if customers need a larger payment burden or are worried about liability in the event of an accident.
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