USA. Nuro Delivers Domino’s Pizzas


Pizza giant Domino’s and self-driving delivery company Nuro are launching autonomous pizza delivery from one location in Woodland Heights, near Houston. As of last week, select customers who place a prepaid order on on certain days and times can choose to have their pizza delivered by Nuro’s R2 robot, the only driverless on-road delivery vehicle with a regulatory approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Here’s how it works: customers can opt to have their order delivered by R2, those selected will then receive text alerts which will update them on R2’s location and provide them with a unique PIN to retrieve their order. Customers may also track the vehicle via GPS on their order confirmation page. Once R2 arrives, customers will be prompted to enter their PIN on the robot’s touchscreen. R2’s doors will then gently open upward, revealing the customer’s hot Domino’s order. « Nuro’s mission is to better everyday life through robotics. Now, for the first time, we’re launching real world, autonomous deliveries with R2 and Domino’s, » said Dave Ferguson, Nuro co-founder and President. « We’re excited to introduce our autonomous delivery bots to a select set of Domino’s customers in Houston. We can’t wait to see what they think. »
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