Interesting! I noticed Nuro’s use of (rather) small-footprint vehicles. IMO, that’s the (only) way to go. ‘Reformatted’ a sleek vehicle can be used for the Holy Grail too: driverless passenger transport. Below: when the self-driving tech does not function properly, the person behind the steering wheel of the sleek car will be more alert to respond. When it does work, the sleek vehicle has more margin and is more agile to evade other road users, and will operate further up the autonomy scale than the big cars Waymo (Chrysler Pacifica) and Uber (Volvo XC90) are using. SUVs tend to isolate the driver from what’s happening around the SUV anyway.

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