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Suburban Houston a Testing Ground for Autonomous Delivery Tech

The story of how the autonomous delivery company Nuro has taken to the streets of Houston to map the city and test its concept.
November 14, 2019, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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California-based Nuro is testing its autonomous delivery concept in Texas.
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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.

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Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in The Washington Poast
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