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Uber Eats will now deliver food autonomously

More Uber Eats customers will receive their orders from vehicles without the presence of couriers. This comes as Uber has signed a 10-year partnership with Nuro to use its autonomous electric vehicles to deliver food orders in the US. This fall, they will begin operations in Houston, Texas and Mountain View, California, before eventually expanding their service to the greater Bay Area. According to TechCrunch, customers won’t be able to choose and won’t even know if their order is being delivered by the Nuro bot when they make a purchase. This also means that they will be charged the same shipping fee regardless of the shipping method. In addition, they will receive a refund for their tips if they choose to tip through the app and a Nuro car appears instead of a human worker. However, they have to go outside to get their order and it can be quite a hassle when it rains.

To show what a Nuro delivery will look like, according to a video released by the companies, customers will have to enter a code to open the car door and receive their order. Earlier this year, Nuro introduced its third-generation delivery vehicle with an external pedestrian airbag. As it has yet to officially launch its new car model, the partnership will first use second-generation vehicles called the R2. The R2 has been designed to be fully driverless and equipped with 360-degree and thermal imaging cameras, lidar and radar to efficiently navigate the roads on its own.

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