California clears Nuros driverless cars to start commercial deliveries

It was not until earlier this year that the delivery service Nuro became the second company to be allowed to test fully driverless vehicles in California, and now it may require another milestone. The California DMV has issued the state’s first permit to use autonomous vehicles for the company. With regulatory approval in hand, Nuro can begin operating a commercial autonomous vehicle service in California.

Nuro says it will begin delivering “soon” in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with an announcement of a partnership with an “established” retail partner to be followed. If you’ve hoping to see one of its adorable R2 delivery vehicles (pictured above) in action, you’ll have to wait; the startup first starts swapping goods with its fleet of autonomous Toyota Prius cars before pushing R2 into action.