Robot Taxi’s

An unmanned taxi service is to begin in Japan in early 2016. The service will launch just south of Tokyo, in Kanagawa prefecture and will provide approximately  50 residents with a robot taxi...
total-recall-taxi-scene

An unmanned taxi service is to begin in Japan in early 2016. The service will launch just south of Tokyo, in Kanagawa prefecture and will provide approximately  50 residents with a robot taxi driver to transport them from their homes to the grocery store.

Robot Taxi Inc is a collaboration between the mobile Internet company DeNA Co. and vehicle technology developer ZMP Inc.

During the test run, the taxi’s will drive a distance of about 2  miles (3 km) and will  travel along main routes. The taxis will have a crew member on-board just in case there is a need for human intervention. The plan is to launch a commercial unmanned service by 2020,  in time for the next Olympics in Japan.

Robot Taxi’s say that the service will assist in improving the lives of the less-mobile  and elderly and reduce the number of accidents involving elderly drivers.

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest
Categories
SciTech
Protocol Droid

Digital Producer at Nerdvana.TV. Specializes in human-cyborg relations. Enjoys intergalactic travel. "My most exciting moment has been meeting C3PO..."
No Comment

Leave a Reply

*

*

Advertisments
Star Wars - The Force Awakens - 260 x 260

RELATED BY