In an interview last week, CEO Travis Kalanick Uber company has just publicly say they are United States Pittsburgh driverless taxi Beta activity, is expected to open to the public this month. One thought is, just in the past two days from Singapore local nuTonomy company in the local are open to the general public testing driverless taxi has its own research and development, people can easily through Smartphone online reservation, nuTonomy taxi also became the world's first public test driverless taxi.
As a small company set up 3 years, nuTonomy is not known, but the "big brothers" were unusual. In addition to technical to get United States strong support from MIT and the University of Cambridge, in car manufacturing aspects of nuTonomy company France Renault and Japan's Mitsubishi company cooperate, in addition, a Singapore Government's immediate economic development Department of the company provided financial support and policy needs. Disney phone case
So far, only 6 nuTonomy beta cabs on the road, and range was also limited in Singapore "One North" industrial zone within 2.5 km of the fewer vehicles, and no practical sense to ordinary people. But the service does not currently charge users approved in advance, you can book an appointment online through nuTonomy the company's App. Now has 12 people passed the audit, the company plans to expand this number in the last few months to thousands of people, will also increase from test vehicles and driving distance.
Although driverless taxi, but the nuTonomy does not completely independent from staff operations. At present, the nuTonomy for each car is equipped with a security supervisor, who is mainly responsible for monitoring software system for unmanned operation, and switch to manual driving mode when necessary, in order to ensure the absolute safety of the passengers.
NuTonomy said the company's testing activities is mainly to collect data and passenger opinions and suggestions for driverless cars, a large number of measured data of the user will be the future development of the company's strong support. By 2018, the company plans to form a covering the entire Singapore fleet of unmanned, help reduce the current Singapore has nearly saturated the vehicle, greatly easing traffic pressure and travel, this is Singapore Government's willingness to support one of the drivers.
NuTonomy the company's chief operating officer Doug Parker said that they expect will eventually drive the popularity of taxi Singapore car ownership from the present 900,000 vehicles reduced to 300,000 vehicles a year. With the reduction of vehicles, Road area to decrease parking area will be smaller than before, this will change the Singapore people's future lifestyle.
Singapore people's views on the driverless taxi, stab links.
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