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