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Mountain View tech startup Nuro lands state's first autonomous vehicle permit

Original post made on Dec 30, 2020

With a first-of-its kind permit from the DMV, tech company Nuro can now operate its driverless vehicles for commercial purposes and make deliveries to the public -- a service it plans to launch in 2021.

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Posted by Lenny Siegel
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 30, 2020 at 2:37 pm

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I visited Nuro when I was mayor, and I was impressed by the technology. However, no one could tell me where the person-less vehicles would be allowed to park when they make deliveries or simply when they are awaiting instructions.

Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Dec 30, 2020 at 3:53 pm

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I've seen the little wagons milling around the downtown streets. They're pretty good, although they seem to get flummoxed by obstacles on the sidewalk. One thing not mentioned in the article is that they have a backup where the vehicle can request human intervention to help them out of a jam. It seems like a sensible hybrid technology and I wish them the best of success!

Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 30, 2020 at 7:50 pm

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My only question.

Who is liable for any injuries or accidents with these items?

I think that AI even with my background in IT has not yet gotten to the point of replacing a brain operating a vehicle.

And when the PUBLIC is out there as guinea pigs in an experiment they did NOT provide INFORMED consent, this is crossing a very dangerous line.

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