Thursday, December 27, 2018

Now you just have to find someone to carry them into the house and put them away

A Toaster on Wheels to Deliver Groceries? Self-Driving Tech Tests Practical Uses.  (The New York Times, 12/18/2018)
Designed by a start-up called Nuro, the vehicle was making a test run as part of a partnership with Fry’s on an autonomous delivery service. Starting this week, Nuro said, two of these small, electric cars will chug along local streets at no faster than 25 miles an hour to deliver groceries to nearby homes. 
If it all looked a bit ridiculous, that’s because self-driving is still a technology in search of a purpose.

Related posts:
Foxconn and self-driving trucks: Wishing won't make it so.  (5/1/2018)
CES 2018: Toyota introduces e-Patette, autonomous vehicle, modular store.  (1/14/2018)

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