Google and Honda will work together to develop a drone an unmanned carApril 4, 2018
Waymo (the Google project) and Honda are about to launch a joint development of an unmanned vehicle for courier services. About this agency Bloomberg told the head of Waymo John Krafchik.
According to the top manager, officially about the cooperation of American and Japanese companies should be announced in the near future. The partners are going to develop a new autonomous car from scratch, and not create it on the basis of an existing model, as in the case of joint projects between Waymo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) alliance.
According to preliminary data, it will be a car in its dimensions a little less than a pickup truck. Probably, the drone will have no external controls, including the steering wheel and pedals.
Earlier a similar vehicle was introduced by the American startup Nuro, founded by former Google engineers. The UAV, called R1, is a huge container on wheels. He is called to work in companies for the delivery of goods, which are transported in special compartments. The salon is able to accommodate up to 20 standard food packages.
Earlier this year, Toyota introduced a prototype of an e-Pallette unmanned vehicle, designed to give an idea of the mobile delivery service of the future. As expected, the Toyota e-Palette will be offered with various bodies ranging in length from four to seven meters. The sizes will allow to equip the car for each concrete kind of business. For example, Uber can make a passenger car for the system of ridersharing, and Pizza Hut create a mobile point for the sale of pizza.