Driverless Taxi could be available soon in Singapore

Driverless Taxi could be available soon in Singapore -

driverless cars could be released on the market in 2020 and the National League of Cities expects that these cars are a common mode transportation in 2030. However, driverless cars could be released earlier that Singapore taxis without drivers.

NuTonomy is a start-up of the driverless car that started three years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The company has managed to get funding of $ 3.6 million since January.

NuTonomy was testing its driverless cars in Singapore and they just passed their first hurdle. For the next step, the company aims to make a pilot study for driverless taxis in Singapore and the public test date should be within this year. In the coming years the company plans to have thousands of driverless taxis to be easily available in Singapore.

It will be very easy for consumers to order a driverless taxi service. All they have to do is install a mobile application, similar to "Uber" and a taxi without driver will arrive at their sites and get them to their destination. In addition, the driverless taxi will run on electricity to help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

It is possible to release the driverless car earlier in Singapore as there is government support. It is reported that the government has invested millions in automated vehicles. On top of that, despite known to have strict rules, however, approved the legislation will be promptly implemented in the country.

George Osborne, UK chancellor, announced that the driverless car will be available in the UK in 2017. Apparently, the government has also invested £ 15 billion for road infrastructure to support the driverless car.

China has increased in recent years. It can be seen as there are more and more cars on the highway, causing traffic jams and pollution. Therefore, the driverless car could solve this problem. Baidu, a Chinese company, has teamed up with BMW for its own version of the car without driver and has been testing in the United States. However, it might take a little more time for the driverless car to be released on public roads in China that changes in road safety China legislation could take some time to approve.

Japan was planning to release the driverless taxi service in time for 2020 Olympic Games. Japanese government promised in 2015 that they will ease regulations for driverless cars to be driven on public roads. Therefore, the driverless taxi will not only be available in urban areas, but in rural areas.

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