Driverless Cars are Here Now
This is awesome … Singapore will launch driverless ‘pods’ this year and they will service an area of the city.
The pods run on electricity, and are able to travel autonomously on smaller roads, such as those within a gated community or school campus.
2getthere, the Dutch maker of the pods, and Singaporean transportation operator SMRT on Wednesday announced they will be building 24-passenger cars that are slated to run commercially by the end of the year. They’ve established a new joint venture called 2getthere Asia that will operate and maintain the vehicles in the city state.
The cars are expected to be able to handle a load of up to 8,000 passengers per hour going in a single direction, 2getthere said. (Mashable)
Not quite replacing cars yet but the potential is surely there for inner city CBD type areas and campuses etc … bring it on!