Self-driving vehicles are certainly not a topic of discussion Motor1.comIts huge global reader base – we know it from our official traffic data. And really – it doesn’t surprise us. Just like you, we have a beautiful and powerful car that we like Actual steering wheel. Still, autonomous traits – at least in some areas of the business – seem inevitable and we have to accept them, whether we like it or not.
If we talk about delivery vehicles, the truth is that driverless vehicles make a lot of sense. With no one in the cabin, these machines can be kept to a minimum physical size and can be easier and cheaper than conventional delivery trucks and vans. Nuro, one of the industry leaders in the field of autonomous technology, has just presented the latest evolution of its delivery vehicle and it has a huge airbag. Out.
The machine you see in the gallery above is simply called the Nuro and is the firm’s third generation self-driving delivery car. Its ergonomically-designed compartment can hold about 500 pounds of groceries and everything is easily accessible via a touchscreen. The car’s HVAC system can keep food at -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-5.5 degrees Celsius) or hot 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius). Or, simply put, the pizza stays hot and the soda stays cold.
While this is great and everything, it is probably not the most interesting feature of Nuro. Autolive, the developer of an automated safety system, has designed a special airbag for the zero-acquisition vehicle that is installed on the outside of the vehicle, in the front fascia. The goal is to protect vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. These road users are responsible for more than half of the world’s traffic deaths each year. And although the idea may seem a little strange at first glance, it is understandable to our eyes.
Per Lindenberg, VP Mobility Safety Solutions, Autolive, commented, “Autolive’s collaboration with Nuro is an excellent example that we are now combining our core competencies and strong industry experience with product development for new markets.”
For now, Nuro’s new project is more of an idea, although the company is the first to receive a self-driving car waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation.