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Suburban Houston a Testing Ground for Autonomous Delivery Tech
Peter Holley reports on the operations of Nuro, a Silicon Valley-based company operating in Houston in a race to corner the market on autonomous delivery services.
The company aims to become "the world’s preeminent autonomous delivery service, allowing millions of people to have groceries and other goods delivered by robots instead of making trips to the store, potentially reducing traffic and kicking off a new chapter in our relationship with machines," according to Holley.
"For months now, Nuro’s robotically piloted vehicles have been successfully, if quietly, delivering groceries to restaurants and homes around Houston, the vehicles’ sensors mapping the city as they go."
The article presents the current stage of autonomous vehicle technology as a race—one that both could benefit and threaten the safety of the public.