Nuro, an American robotics company based in Mountain View, California explaining how it is prioritizing safety, has released a public safety report.
The report, Delivering Safety: Nuro’s Approach, outlines the vision for safer roads with Nuro’s vehicles on them, as well as the specific progress the company has made to include safety considerations into every step of the design, manufacturing and operation of the vehicle.
This report follows National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidance, and reflects the company’s significant engagement with community and government stakeholders at the local, state, and federal level.
Some of our strategies mentioned are:
- A passengerless design that enabled engineering innovations in our first custom self-driving vehicle, making it lighter, narrower, nimbler, and operated at lower speeds.
- Custom hardware that is among the industry’s most advanced, coupled with self-driving software capable of continual improvement validated through extensive testing.
- A layered fallback strategy, including the continual development of multiple backup trajectories, so that we can always choose the safest option.
- Hardware redundancy — including in some cases triple redundancy — across all critical components: computer systems, communication, power, steering, braking, and throttle.
- A comprehensive vehicle operator training program featuring extensive screening, on-boarding, on-road training, and continuous improvement.