Information Hub


Monday, 29 August 2016

Photos: World’s First Self-Driving Taxi Tested On Public Road

Singapore has started testing the world’s first self-driving taxi last Thursday, the first time it had been tested on public roads, according to Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia.

The self-driving car was invented by nuTonomy, a US technology start-up focused on self-driving cars, and is expected to be put on the market in 2018 with around 75 cars.

According to nuTonomy, ten residents were invited to the test and they could use an App to reserve the taxi for a free ride to any of 12 locations the company had preset throughout the day, except during rush hour for safety reasons.

The company rolled out only one car during the trial period, a Mitsubishi-MiEV, which had been approved by the government. Others are pending approval, according to Strait Times, a local newspaper.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the comment writers only and does not exhibit the views of Bjay Ademola.