A grand for the struggle of autonomous driving as Google, Uber, Lyft or Tesla, we add “minor” competitors like Robot Taxi or NuTonomy.
The battle for urban transport is served. The high population densities, the problems of air pollution, the greenhouse effect, parking difficulties, or “simply” economic or business issues, are the stimulus to imagine new policies and create technological realities that will affect our future social, economic, political and labor.
A few months ago, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, a company: Robot Taxi Inc, formed by the mobile Internet company DeNA Co and developer of vehicle technology ZMP Inc, announced the launch in Kanagawa Prefecture, south Tokyo, testing with autonomous to transport 50 people on the move from home to the nearest shops taxis.
Today comes the news through MIT News, testing driverless taxis in Singapore NuTonomy hand, a company created at MIT which aims to launch the service in the coming years. The company maintains that driverless cars could reduce traffic and carbon emissions. In a study by Frazzoli in 2014 an estimated 300,000 independent taxis can replace conventional taxis 780,000, keeping the waiting time in less than 15 minutes.
Also General Motors and Lyft adds new proposals announced a strategic long-term partnership to create an integrated autonomous vehicles for hire in the US network, as described in detail in our article: “General Motors and Lyft come together to create new services Of transport”.
Taxis autonomous without driver, the battle for urban transport