Thousands of Robot Taxi service scheduled for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Thousands of Robot Taxi service scheduled for 2020 Tokyo Olympics -

Robot Taxi reported being test his taxi, car driving in a small region of Japan since last year . The company plans to use for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 people around driver.

Robot Taxi is a joint venture between DENA (a pioneer in the mobile Internet in Japan) and ZMP (a robotics firm of Japan). Instead of building its own cars from scratch, the company improves existing cars with self driving technology and marketing its taxi service.

Robot Taxi was developed to make it more convenient for elderly people to go to their destination that Japan has an aging population and it is difficult for them to get transportation available especially in the area rural. The company plans to make it less expensive than traditional taxi. As about 70% of the cost is actually the cost of labor.

Taxi Robot has some challenges. The main challenge is to get the autonomous driving technology to work on local roads and highways and maps as accurate as possible. There are also challenges in obtaining permission for the independent taxi to travel on the road. Such as the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, there is a statement that each vehicle or combination of vehicles proceeding as a unit shall have a driver.

Good news is that the Japanese government signed on taxis without drivers. Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister said he could tell that in 2020 Tokyo, self driving cars would be running around, and people would be able to use them to move.

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