29 Aug '16, 11pm

World's first public trial of self-driving car service and app

World's first public trial of self-driving car service and app

nuTonomy, the developer of state-of-the art software for self-driving cars, has launched the first-ever public trial of a robo-taxi service. The trial, which will continue on an on-going basis, is being held within Singapore's one-north business district, where nuTonomy has been conducting daily autonomous vehicle (AV) testing since April. Beginning last week, select Singapore residents will be invited to use nuTonomy's ride-hailing smartphone app to book a no-cost ride in a nuTonomy self-driving car that employs the company's sophisticated software, which has been integrated with high-performance sensing and computing components. The rides will be provided in a Renault Zoe or Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle that nuTonomy has specially configured for autonomous driving. An engineer from nuTonomy will ride in the vehicle to observe system performance and assume control i...

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