NHTSA grants Nuro petition for temporary exemption

For the first time, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grants petition for temporary exemption for an electric vehicle with an automated driving system – the Nuro R2X.

On 11 February 2020 NHTSA granted a petition for exemption from three requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards applicable to low-speed vehicles for Nuro's R2X. The R2X is a low-speed autonomous delivery vehicle, which will not carry passengers. NHTSA's granting of Nuro's petition marks the first grant of a petition for exemption allowing for commercial deployment for a vehicle of this type – "a highly automated (SAE Level 4 or L4), low-speed (25 mph maximum), electric-powered delivery vehicle." Nuro first applied for the exemption on 23 October 2018.

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