US Agency Approves Vehicle Designed Not to Have Human Driver

The National High Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for startup Nuro's low-speed delivery vehicles.

  • Published 6 February 2020

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DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has approved a company’s request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t meet federal safety standards for human-driven cars and trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to run a low-speed autonomous delivery vehicle, without side and rear-view mirrors and other safety provisions required of vehicles driven by humans. Also not on the… Read at AP News