Uber Technologies, Inc. and Nuro, an autonomous vehicle company, have announced a 10-year partnership to use Nuro’s autonomous, electric vehicles for food deliveries in the United States.
Uber Eats’ consumers will be able to order meals and goods delivered by Nuro’s zero-occupant autonomous delivery vehicles, which run on public roads and are built specifically to carry food and other goods. The partnership will kick off this fall with deliveries in Houston, TX and Mountain View, CA. Uber and Nuro plan to expand the service to the greater Bay Area.
Nuro has fully autonomous vehicle operations running in Arizona, California and Texas, and also has an autonomous deployment permit from the California DMV. Uber says its partnership with Nuro is an expansion of the company’s efforts across autonomous mobility and delivery and is expected to unlock greater innovation for consumers and merchant partners in Mountain View and Houston.