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A better everyday through robotics

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Nuro specializes in creating self-driving vehicles for last-mile delivery.
uro holds the distinction of being the first company to receive an autonomous exemption from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Their delivery-focused autonomous vehicles have saved 21 billion hours in travel time.
eplacing miles with zero-occupant vehicles reduces the risk of fatality or injury by 60%.

Company Overview


Nuro aims to improve daily life for millions of people.

Nuro, Inc. is a robotics company based in Mountain View, California. Founded by Jiajun Zhu and Dave Ferguson, Nuro develops autonomous delivery vehicles and is the first company to receive an autonomous exemption from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The company was founded by engineers of Google's self driving car project, Waymo. Zhu served as the principal software engineer and Ferguson joined in 2011 as the principal machine learning engineer. Zhu and Ferguson left Waymo in 2016 and founded Nuro that September.

Nuro brought its robotic delivery vehicles to market in January 2018 with $92M in funding from Greylock Partners and Gaorong Capital.

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In June 2018, Nuro announced its first partnership with Kroger to test the fully autonomous delivery of groceries. On June 17, 2019, Nuro announced its partnership with Domino's Pizza. Nuro and Domino's announced that the service would launch in Houston later in 2019. The company began prescription delivery through CVS Pharmacy in May 2020. In December 2021, Nuro announced a partnership to commercially deliver 7-Eleven goods.

In September 2022, Uber and Nuro Announced 10-year partnership for autonomous food deliveries starting in California and Texas.

Product
Nuro officially launched in January 2018 and revealed its first product, an electric self-driving local commerce delivery vehicle. Known as the R1, it weighs 1,500 pounds (680 kg) and is just over 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, about half the width of a sedan. This vehicle is designed to carry only cargo, with space for 12 grocery bags in the first model.

The pilot launched on August 16, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona at a Fry's Food and Drug store. Initially, self-driving Toyota Prius cars were used for the pilot. On December 18, 2018, the R1 was officially launched into the pilot. In February 2020, Nuro announced its plans to test R2, the second generation of self-driving vehicles, in Houston, Texas.

In April 2020, Nuro announced that the R2 prototype was being used to transport medical supplies around medical facilities in California. The R2 is designed with no steering wheel, side view mirrors, or pedals.

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