What is the difference between having a self-driving vehicle bring a passenger or cargo from A to B? If you look at the task purely from a driving point of view, there are many commonalities. That’s also why there is so much potential in the people and cargo mover business. After all, the logistics industry also needs new solutions based on autonomous driving in order to meet the transport growth forecasts, especially in light of the declining number of qualified drivers. Another conceivable option is self-driving trucks on a hub-to-hub highway. Starting from distribution centers located close to town, the further transport of goods into the city could also be automated and all-electric. This, in turn, would open up the possibility of night-time deliveries in the city center. At some point, this kind of service will become indispensable in supplying goods to cities that have populations in the millions. Also, the trend toward increasingly urgent last mile deliveries, which was documented in the 2016 Future Study commissioned by ZF and has since persisted, requires new transport concepts. This is no longer just pie in the sky. In 2018 a cooperative partnership was launched between the U.S. supermarket chain Kroger and the start-up and PBV manufacturer Nuro. Kroger, still the largest supermarket chain and the third largest retailer in the U.S., offers customers near a Kroger supermarket in Scottsdale, Arizona, same-day grocery deliveries using the autonomous cargo mover from Nuro. For Kroger, this is an experimental model for expanding its online business, which, if successful, will spread quickly to other markets in the U.S.