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Electric Vehicle Start Up Launches Driverless Cars To Help Health Workers

Publish On: 23 Apr, 2020 12:04 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Nuro, a startup which specialises in the development of autonomous driving solutions, has deployed a fleet of delivery robots to move medical supplies around two California stadiums that got converted into treatment facilities.

Earlier this month, the corporate was allowed to run trails on its driverless vehicles for deliveries on public roads in California. Nuro is probably the second company in California to receive this important permit.

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After getting permission, the corporate decided to assist the administration in tackling a critical issue - supply of medical equipment to temporary facilities. Nuro decided to place its R2 vehicles into service for contactless delivery of medical supplies in its home state California to assist patients suffering from the case of coronavirus.

Similarly, in San Mateo County, the corporate deployed R2 vehicles to provide food, water, and other supplies on an as-needed basis for a multi-purpose facility to fight coronavirus.

Through providing a contactless delivery solution with R2 in California and in San Mateo, the corporate aims to make sure healthcare workers have the supplies they require at hand, saving them time while also helping foster the security and health of both patients and staff.

Nuro designed, prototyped, and extensively tested this customised, low-speed, zero-emission, self-driving vehicle. The vehicle is meant to be fully self-driving, so it doesn't have space for a driver or passengers. it's engineered for brief neighbourhood trips and for the exclusive purpose of transporting and delivering goods. With flexible interior design, our vehicle can handle errands of all types.

The vehicle is lighter, nimbler, and slower than a coach. it's equipped with state-of-the-art software and sensing capabilities that never get distracted. The custom vehicle is engineered to make a delivery of everything more accessible — from groceries to pet food, prescribed drugs to cleanup. Nuro feels that the vehicle's smaller size and low manufacturing costs will help the corporate to form such cars quicker. Since it's a low-cost vehicle, the corporate claims it can deliver any item at a reasonable price.

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The startup, founded by two former Google engineers, decided to use its R2 driverless vehicles to supply truly contactless delivery of products, where any possible interaction between a driver dropping off goods and an individual picking them up is removed.