Nuro, a company founded by two former Google engineers, unveils their third-generation autonomous delivery vehicle, and it’s the most advanced zero-occupant vehicle yet. This model is designed to carry more goods and enable more deliveries, thanks to twice the cargo volume of its predecessor. Modular inserts enable users to customize storage, while new temperature-controlled compartments keep goods warm or cool. In case of emergency or accident, an external airbag will automatically be deployed. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This third-generation model will be manufactured in a supplier partnership with BYD North America and assembled at Nuro’s new $40-million end-of-line manufacturing facility in southern Nevada, which is expected to be fully operational some time this year. The company aims to build and test tens of thousands of delivery vehicles per year to ensure they are ready for deployment.
Five years ago, we set out to build an autonomous vehicle and delivery service designed to run errands, giving people back valuable time. Through our strategic partnerships with Domino’s, FedEx, Kroger, 7-Eleven and more, we are doing just that—improving road safety, sustainability and overall access to goods delivery. With the introduction of our new flagship model and the ground-breaking of our new production facility—one of the industry’s first end-of-line manufacturing facilities in America—we are excited about the opportunity to fulfill our vision of improving everyday life through autonomous delivery at scale,” said Dave Ferguson, Nuro co-founder and president.