Nuro to Test Driverless Delivery Vehicles in
April 13, 2020
to state law and regulation, the California
Department of Motor Vehicles issued a permit
to Nuro authorizing the company to test two
driverless vehicles on surface streets
within specific, designated parts of Santa
Clara and San Mateo counties, including
portions of the cities of Atherton, East
Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Menlo
Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale
“The safety of the motoring public is the
DMV’s top priority, and we do not give out
these permits lightly,” DMV Director Steve
Gordon said. “Nuro has met the DMV’s
requirements to receive this permit to test
their driverless delivery vehicles on
California’s public roads.”
Verifying vehicles are capable of operating without a driver, meet federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or have an exemption from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and is a SAE Level 4 or 5 vehicle.
Confirming vehicles have been tested
under controlled conditions that simulate
the planned area of operation.
Developing a Law Enforcement Interaction Plan that provides information to law enforcement and other first responders on how to interact with test vehicles.
Continuously monitoring the status of test vehicles.
Training remote operators on the technology being tested.
Driverless testing permit holders must also report to the DMV any collisions involving a driverless test vehicle within 10 days and submit an annual report of disengagements.