Thursday August 25, 2016

World's First Self-Driving Taxis Debut In Singapore

Uber has been beaten to the punch by a Chinese company called nuTonomy. For now, the autonomous taxis will be operating in a limited area and the rides are free. Uber better step it up if it wants to keep up with these guys. wink

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Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy says it will be the first to offer rides to the public. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks.