Robo Taxi Launches in Singapore
USA – Driverless cars have left the science-fiction and arrived on our roads. Startup, nuTomony, has launched the first fleet of driverless cars in Singapore. The company’s aim is to curb congestion, reducing the number of cars on the roads in Singapore by one third.
The ‘robo-taxi service’ is not yet fully driverless – each car will include an engineer who will observe how the technology performs and will take control if needed. Partners of the innovations include the Singapore Economic Development Board. The company is also working with Jaguar and Land Rover to run trials in Michigan and London, respectively.
nuTonomy plans to launch a fully-autonomous “robo” taxi service by 2018.