FedEx and Nuro have announced a multi-year agreement to test Nuro’s next-generation autonomous delivery vehicle within FedEx operations in the US. The collaboration between FedEx and Nuro launched in April, 2021, with a pilot across the Houston area.
This pilot marks Nuro’s expansion into parcel logistics and allows FedEx the opportunity to explore various use cases for on-road autonomous vehicle logistics, including multi-stop and appointment-based deliveries. The Nuro pilot is the latest addition to the FedEx portfolio of autonomous same-day delivery devices.
Rebecca Yeung, vice president, advanced technology and innovation, FedEx Corporation, says, “FedEx was built on innovation, and it continues to be an integral part of our culture and business strategy. We are excited to collaborate with an industry leader like Nuro as we continue to explore the use of autonomous technologies within our operations.”
Cosimo Leipold, Nuro’s head of partnerships, adds, “Working with FedEx—the global leader in logistics—is an incredible opportunity to rethink every aspect of local delivery. 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. Our collaboration will enable innovative, industry-first product offerings that will better everyday life and help make communities safer and greener.”