NuTonomy launched in Singapore for the service of the Autonomous taxi

Uber plans to begin deployment of unmanned vehicles in the U.S., but the company has already bypassed the smaller competitors. Established three years ago and is a division of the Massachusetts Institute of technology NuTonomy said that on the roads of Singapore, you can call it Autonomous taxi.

The development of this technology started a long time ago. The company cooperates with the authorities of Singapore and the economic development Board of the city-state is one of the investors NuTonomy. Fully Autonomous robotic taxi company is going to introduce by 2018. The current announcement on the launch of a public test is an important step, but private tests Autonomous cars in Singapore are held in April. The company also is testing an Autonomous taxi in London and the us city of Michigan.

Residents and visitors to Singapore can now use the app NuTonomy to call a free taxi, but ride it only in the business district, One North, with an area of 2.5 square kilometers, and is only available to a small number of cars (all of them belong to two models: the Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV).

Currently, each car requires the presence of a person in a taxi is definitely the engineer NuTonomy, which monitors the operation of automation and security, and may also, if necessary, to take control. 2018 cars NuTonomy will collect the necessary data to start the service in which even the formal presence of the drivers will be optional.

Chapter NuTonomy Iagnemma Carl (Karl Iagnemma) claims that his company is the first world that conducts such public tests, although we wrote earlier this month about the launch of a similar program by Delphi, also in Singapore.published

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