U.S. Department of Transportation Grants Its First Driverless Car Exemption to Nuro

U.S. Department of Transportation Grants Its First Driverless Car Exemption to Nuro

This IDC Market Note provides IDC's views on the impacts from the first autonomous vehicle exemption granted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT). Specifically, this document analyzes the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 500 exemptions granted for Nuro's R2X vehicle by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in February 2020.

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In This Market Note
Background on FMVSS No. 500
Background on Nuro and Its R1 Autonomous Vehicle
The Development of the R2X and Request for Federal Exemptions
NHTSA's Evaluation of Nuro's Exemption Requests and Final Ruling
IDC'S Point of View
Recommendations for Automotive Manufacturers and Suppliers Considering Pursing an FMVSS Exemption
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