, a self-driving car company founded by two former Google employees, that it’s teaming up with Domino’s Pizza to pilot delivery in select Texas markets. Nuro plans to start by ferrying pizzas from one of Domino’s corporate-owned stores by Q4 2019 via its custom R1 vehicle in Houston, where it has been serving Kroger customers since earlier this year.
Once an order is ready to be delivered, Domino’s employees will load it into one of several compartments in Nuro’s thin, stout R1, which packs a proprietary combo of laser sensors, cameras, and computers. The vehicles top out at 25 miles per hour and are fully driverless, although they are for now escorted by human-driven cars. Customers who order from participating locations can track the delivery