Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Click to Call 24/7

New Zero-Passenger Autonomous Delivery Vehicles Entering Roadway

February 25, 2020

USA- writes that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has approved new low-speed autonomous delivery vehicles  to travel on the roadway with no human occupants.  The vehicles are not capable of transporting people and lack many of the features that are typically associated with cars. There will be no steering wheel, no windshield wipers, no rear-view mirrors, and no brakes. The robotic delivery vehicles simply do not need most features that humans require to operate a vehicle. Nuro, the robotics manufacturer, says that the vehicles can be controlled by humans from a remote location if necessary. *

The administration has stated that it does not want to impede technological innovations. Nuro is under strict reporting requirements and must be heavily involved with the NHTSA by holding frequent safety meetings. The company is also tasked with reaching out to communities in places where the vehicles will be on the road. 

Reports indicate that the initial deployment will involve fewer than 100 vehicles, although the NHTSA has permitted eventually to run a maximum of 2,500 total. The vehicles will travel under 25 miles per hour.  To those who fear pedestrian crashes, the company stated that the vehicle is designed to collapse on its front end to protect pedestrians.  The new vehicles also are equipped with temperature controls to keep perishable goods and meals fresh.  

Put Our Law Firm's Legal Experience to Work For You! We Know What It Takes To Win!™

While we hope you are safe and never need our services, we are here to help you if you are involved in any type of accident or just have a question.  Call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 39 years and our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We Know What It Takes To Win!™

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.


Category: Auto Accidents

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.