Listen: Nuro's awesome robot delivery pods are live in Texas
"Probably safely completed thousands of grocery deliveries using it's a ton of us vehicles in a single zip code in Scottsdale. Arizona neuro has just launched its next test phase in a much larger area this time in Houston. Texas this time covering four zip codes in all neuro self driving vehicles are running between two Kroger grocery stores and the homes of online shoppers the Houston program mirrors last year's pilot and Scottsdale in that Niro is starting off by using its tournaments Toyota Prius vehicles later, however, it will switch over to it's much cooler or one delivery pod. Check out the video. It's pretty cool both vehicles come with all the usual kit sensors cameras GPS and so on to ensure their safe operation as they navigate Houston's of public roads. The r one is about two thirds. The length of a Toyota Corolla and has a top speed of about twenty five miles per hour. Groeger customers can use the app to place. Order seven days a week with deliveries able to be scheduled for these same or following day. Delivery costs five ninety five with no minimum order require. That means if you want say a can of coke you pay him five dollars. Plus, and they'll deliver it to your door. Neuro co founder, Dave Ferguson said customers response to its self driving vehicles in Scottsdale have been enthusiastic adding that his team is looking forward to showing off the technology to shoppers in Houston in the coming months. Kroger too seems happy with how things are going with the change chief digital officer commenting or Arizona pilot program confirmed the flexibility in benefits provided by a ton of Mus vehicles, and how much customers are open to more innovative solutions for safety purposes. These self. Driving? Previous has an engineer inside monitoring the car's performance. The are one however has no one inside at is instead supervised by an engineer it a car that trails behind it forgotten said earlier this year that as far as he's aware, California. Based Niro was the first company to operate a fully-fledged unmanned delivery vehicle for the general public. There are however other outfits working on a Thomas technology for similar kinds of service. We've talked about a bunch of them here on the program, including Waymo auto x and UK based ox Botica. Ferguson. Founded Niro, just over two years ago with a partner both individuals gained valuable experience when they were part of Google's autonomous car setup now called Waymo in its early days."