Mountain View based robotics company Nuro received first ever permit from authorities allowing the company to commercially disperse its autonomous vehicles in California. This means good news to Nuro since it will now be able to charge its clients for self-driving delivery services.
Since 2017 the company has been testing autonomous vehicles in California’s roads with safety drivers. Earlier in the year, state regulators authorized Nuro to test two self-driving delivery vehicles in nine cities across the United States.
In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted permission Nuro to deploy up to 5,000 low speed electric vehicles without human control features such as steering wheels and mirrors in Houston.
Following the permit, Nuro said it would deploy a delivery service fleet comprising of autonomous Toyota Priuses thereafter it would add its own low-speed R2 vehicle which only has room for packages without pedals or steering wheel.
From its latest financing round held last month Nuro raised $500 million, it will be using the proceeds to boost its operations.