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Calif. Startup to Launch 5K AVs In Next Two Years

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Feb. 11, 2020—Nuro, based in Mountain View, California, is now able to launch up to 5,000 of its R2 autonomous vehicles over the next two years, reported KTLA 5 News.

The R2 has no steering wheel, pedals or side mirrors as it’s designed to be unmanned and carry cargo. It's classified as a low-speed vehicle and can only go 25 miles-per-hour.

Nuro is the first company to receive an exemption from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, which requires cars to have a long list of safety features including airbags and seat belts.

The startup plans to only produce hundreds of cars in the first year.

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