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Dominos to launch robotic pizza delivery service in Houston – The Guardian

Dominos Pizza and Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up, said on Monday they will launch a robotic pizza shipment service in Houston today as they look for to please increasing online orders throughout the pandemic.With small, low-speed vehicles to bring packages rather of individuals, Nuro has been pulling ahead of other self-governing car start-ups in gaining regulatory approvals. It won US clearance in 2015 to start unmanned delivery services.Nuro just recently protected $500m consisting of an equity investment from Woven Capital, the mobility financial investment arm of a Toyota subsidiary, that made its total appraisal more than $5bn, an individual acquainted with the matter said.Houston clients can have Dominos provided via R2, Nuros custom-made, autonomous lorry, starting this week. Photograph: Domino sThe shipment service will begin at a Dominos outlet in Houston before expanding to serve customers in numerous other places as part of a long-lasting partnership, stated Cosimo Leipold, Nuros head of partner relations.
Picture: Domino sNuro and Dominos had said in 2019 they expected to introduce robot pizza delivery late that year. “Nuro and Dominos have taken a determined method to prioritize a smooth and safe implementation,” Leipold said.
Nuro, founded by two former Google engineers in 2016, previously raised $940m from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

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Shipment service will eventually expand to other locations as part of collaboration between pizza company and startup Nuro
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Dominos Pizza and Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup, said on Monday they will launch a robotic pizza shipment service in Houston this week as they seek to please increasing online orders throughout the pandemic.With small, low-speed cars to bring plans instead of people, Nuro has been pulling ahead of other self-governing vehicle startups in gaining regulatory approvals. It won US clearance last year to begin unmanned shipment services.Nuro recently protected $500m including an equity investment from Woven Capital, the mobility investment arm of a Toyota subsidiary, which made its total valuation more than $5bn, a person familiar with the matter said.Houston clients can have Dominos provided via R2, Nuros custom, self-governing car, starting this week. Photograph: Domino sThe delivery service will begin at a Dominos outlet in Houston before expanding to serve customers in many other areas as part of a long-term collaboration, stated Cosimo Leipold, Nuros head of partner relations.
Picture: Domino sNuro and Dominos had stated in 2019 they anticipated to introduce robotic pizza shipment late that year. “Nuro and Dominos have actually taken a determined approach to focus on a smooth and safe release,” Leipold said.

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