World’s First Self-Driving Taxi Hits The Road In Singapore

Posted: Aug 25 2016, 6:58am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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World’s First Self-Driving Taxi Hits the Road in Singapore
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  • World’s First Self-Driving Taxi Starts Trails in Singapore Beating Uber

Singapore gets world’s first self-driving taxis.

Uber was the first one to launch the self-driving ride sharing cars which was announced on 18th August. The trails of Uber’s self-driving taxis will start from 1st September in Pittsburgh.

However it looks like another company has beaten the famous ride sharing company by many notches. As a new company named Nutonomy has launched the world’s first ever self-driving taxis in Singapore.

The electric self-driving cabs have started working in the streets of Singapore where they are offering rides to passengers all over the Singapore business Park. The riders who will want a ride will have to hail the cab using Nutonomy’s application that is available for them to be downloaded.

The cabs that are working as electric self-driving vehicles are Mitsubishi i- Mieve or Renault Zoe. The company will unleash a fleet of dozens of these vehicles in order to provide the services to everyone in the city.

Like that of Uber’s trail, this trail will also have a monitor in the car seated in driver’s seat. This monitor will ensure that the car ride goes smooth and nothing problematic happens.

In any kind of problematic situation, the monitor will make sure that the car is being driven safely. They will also help in collecting important data about the performance of this self-driving cab service.

The CEO of Nutonomy, Karl told Guardian that this pilot project will let us know about people’s view about the self-driving cars too. Not everyone will love this kind of transportation.

How many people will be interested in getting this kind of service is something that the company is trying to find out too.
The trail will continue as long as the company will want to collect the data.

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