Zoox by Amazon starts testing a self-driving taxi in California public roads. You should however note that Zoox robotics does not have any pedals or steering wheels.
Zoox by Amazon Starts Testing Self-Driving Taxi in California
Zoox which is an Amazon-owned company is now testing its driverless taxis on public roads with passengers.
Just last week, the robotics was tested, with employees of Zoox commuting from the headquarters of the company in Foster City, California to another one of its office buildings in the city. Zoox in a blog post on Sunday said that it took to public roads after it received a driverless testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Full-time employees in the spring will be able to ride in the self-driving taxi between offices during business hours, Zoox stated.
What Zoox by Amazon Has To Say About This Development
“Getting to be the world’s first passenger in a robotaxi with no manual controls on open public roads … was one of the highlights of my life,” CTO Jesse Levinson said. “I can’t wait for everyone to experience that magic.”
Zoox by Amazon Is Solely Made For Riders and Not Drivers
And unlike vehicles used with many other driverless taxi services that are already offering rides to passengers, the pod-shaped conveyance of Zoox has no controls, steering wheels, or even pedals. The self-driving taxi is made solely for riders and not for drivers.
Zoox has said that the testing brings the startup “one step closer” to having its robotaxi available to the whole public.