An autonomous taxi service earned in Tokyo

An autonomous taxi service earned in Tokyo

August 27, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The autonomous taxi while moves only between areas of Otemati and quarter Roppongi. The fare is 1500 yen

In Tokyo, earned a service to call an unmanned taxi called Hinomaru Traffic, according to the company’s website. While the service is running in test mode and only one machine with autonomous control system is available to customers. While driving, there is an operator at the wheel who is ready to take control of the vehicle at any moment.

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The autonomous taxi while moves only between areas of Otemati and quarter Roppongi. The fare is 1500 yen (about 14 dollars). It is expected that in the near future in the capital will appear more unmanned. According to the developers, the innovation will help to solve the problem of drivers shortage.

At the moment, several companies are testing unmanned taxis around the world. So, Waymo announced the creation of “the world’s first unmanned transport service”, which should be launched before the end of this year. At the moment, Waymo is the only company whose cars are allowed to drive on public roads without an operator driving in Arizona.

In 2016, Uber launched in the test mode a service for online taxi call, controlled by an autopilot. To do this, the company uses Volvo cars equipped with an unmanned system. In addition, in the park Uber are Ford Fusion with a hybrid power plant.