Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,296 Reviews & Articles | 53,188 News Posts

Robot Taxi will have self-driving taxis on Japanese roads next year

Japan will soon be home to self-driving taxis as soon as next year
By: Anthony Garreffa | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Oct 2, 2015 11:32 am

Japan will soon be home to self-driving taxis, with Robot Taxi announcing it will begin offering autonomous rides to 50 people in the Kanagawa prefecture, which is just outside of Tokyo.

 

 

The limited trial will drive passengers from their homes to local stores and back again, autonomously, but there'll also be a human operator in the driving seat just in case something goes wrong. If Robot Taxi's test goes without a hitch, the company is expected to push a fully commercial service out into the country by 2020.

 

Robot Taxi will reportedly run routes in places that public transport doesn't reach, with additional plans to help out tourists to get around the country. Japan is home to the world's highest population of older people, with around 33% of its population over 60 years old. Robot Taxi wants to help these citizens out, getting them to and from places that they need to be.

 

robot-taxi-self-driving-taxis-japanese-roads-next-year_06

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts
View Our Latest Videos

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
loading