By Michael Dabaie

 

FedEx Corp. said that it agreed to test Nuro's autonomous delivery vehicle within its operations.

The multi-year, multi-phase collaboration between FedEx and Nuro launched in April with a pilot program across the Houston area. The pilot marks Nuro's expansion into parcel logistics and lets FedEx look at various use cases for on-road autonomous-vehicle logistics, including multi-stop and appointment-based deliveries, the companies said.

Nuro has been developing and testing its self-driving technology for nearly five years, including on-road deployment in multiple cities and regulatory approvals. The company has established partnerships with grocery, restaurant and pharmacy companies.

"This multi-year commitment will allow us to truly collaborate and bring Nuro's powerful technology to more people in new ways, and eventually reach large-scale deployment," said Cosimo Leipold, Nuro's head of partnerships.

 

Write to Michael Dabaie at michael.dabaie@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 15, 2021 09:44 ET (13:44 GMT)

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