This Car Will Kill Itself to Save Pedestrians

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PHOTO: Nuro

On Thursday, the American retailing company Kroger announced that they will be teaming up with self-driving vehicle company Nuro to develop driverless cars to deliver groceries. They are planning on making the convenience of grocery delivery both affordable and accessible for everyone.

PHOTO: Nuro

The car will go up to 25 mph and is electric-powered, running on a battery said to last all day. The vehicle is specifically designed to deliver goods, fitted with two compartments that can fit up to six grocery bags each.

Because the little transporter will only be driving around with groceries, and no human passengers, the Nuro will respond to unexpected situations in a different way compared to other self-driving vehicles; it will sacrifice itself to save the most vulnerable road users.

PHOTO: Nuro

Testing of this new system is expected to kick off this autumn, but it is not clear where this test program will take place. This means, however, that people in this testing area will in a couple of months be able to order groceries with an app, and this little car will deliver them to your house the very same day.

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  • But can’t you send groceries to the White House or the royal palace

    5 days ago
  • I would order groceries just to see it work

    1 month ago
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  • Yeah........I can see this totally NOT working in some parts of cities in the country on the count that the delivery vehicle was "rolled" for it's cargo. This is definitely a upscale urban or suburban convenience where rule of law is observed and enforced.

    2 months ago
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  • I love the idea, but can’t avoid to think that this is very #firstworldproblems, isn’t it? Still awesome though.

    2 months ago
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    • Yes, that's exactly what I'm thinking! It's still really cool though, and it shows how far we've come in terms of technology.

      2 months ago
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  • Nice toaster

    2 months ago
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