Yesterday, autonomous delivery startup Nuro got a huge influx of cash ($940M) from Softbank.
Ultimately, Nuro wants to bring driverless delivery vehicles to the masses. How it works: Nuro’s current “R1” vehicle looks like a mini compact car, and customers can request and track a delivery through the company’s smartphone app. After the vehicle arrives, users verify the order with a password or biometric authentication. Nuro is currently operating these fully driverless vehicles on public roads in Scottsdale, Arizona, and charging $5.95 per delivery.