Nuro autonomous delivery
Nuro is a startup founded by ex-Google engineers from Waymo a self-driving car project by Google. The team at Nuro is very keen to leverage the benefits of robotics to improve the human life. The company is working on Nuro self-driving delivery vans since 2016.
The startup has employees from numerous fields including robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The team also consists of engineers from Tesla and General Motors. The startup created the self-driving vehicle to transport goods. It’s like a delivery van without a human.
The vehicle is fully autonomous and electric. The vehicle is nimble, slower than a normal car, lighter in weight and having the state-of-the-art software. The smaller size of the vehicle helps to scale up more rapidly. This vehicle can handle multiple types of goods such as pet foods, groceries and even laundry at a very affordable price.
How self-driving delivery works?
Self-driving delivery is much like the normal online delivery. The only difference is that there is no delivery person or human. Instead, you get your goods from autonomous delivery vans. It’s simple. You place the order online via a smartphone or computer. Then, you get a text message notifying your orders are dispatched from the store and vehicle is on the way. Besides, you can track your vehicle live on the map.
Once the delivery vehicle is nearby, you will get a text message containing access code. You can only open the specific compartment of the self-driving delivery vehicle using this code. Simply enter the code and door opens. Then, you can unload the delivery and press done or simply walk away. The door will close automatically and the vehicle will depart for further deliveries.
The working of Nuro self-driving technology
The working of Nuro self-driving technology depends on three basics i.e. See, Think and Do. In the 'See' approach, the vehicle decides its relative position thru' the GPS and host of sensors. The changing surroundings are captured by cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors, LIDAR and sound sensors; creating 3600 images of the surrounding.