Daimler checks security of unmanned taxisNovember 15, 2019
The German corporation Daimler has launched the trials of Robotaxi, which have an autonomous driving system.
According to company representatives, unmanned taxis were not as “smart” as originally thought, and in order to improve the safety level of such aircrafts, a number of issues need to be resolved. At the same time, it is noted that such improvements will affect the price of the project and, consequently, its feasibility with respect to their future income.
Autonomous driving technology is likely to be equipped with commercial vehicles for freight companies on long-distance routes. The relevant information was shared by Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius.
As emphasized, interest in such projects appeared after Google showed the concept of an autonomous machine in 2012, and also due to the movement of services like Uber. But due to costs and some difficulties, the business potential of this area was revised.
He said that even if Daimler manages to secure Robotaxi, the prospects for entering a massive business with autonomous cars remain unknown.
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