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Government and transit officials have stressed that the virus can't easily be transmitted by casual contact, such as sharing a subway car with someone who is infected. But the city is still urging caution.
Nuro said it plans to deploy fewer than 100 vehicles this year, but has permission from NHTSA to eventually run as many as 2,500. The delivery vehicles, equipped with laser, camera and radar sensors, will travel with regular traffic on public roads.
The guidelines will likely fall short of expectations of auto safety advocates and the National Transportation Safety Board. In November, the NTSB condemned a lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles.
While Lucas led the City Council to pass historic ordinances to limit access to firearms for minors and domestic abusers, 2019 also brought near-record homicides -- 151 -- and more than 480 nonfatal shootings.