Startup NuTonomy wants to make it possible for users to hail driverless cars by phone, and it’s starting in Singapore. The MIT startup’s driverless taxi passed its first driving test in Singapore last week, which consisted of navigating the vehicle autonomously through an obstacle course. The company will now continue testing cars in a business district of Singapore and plans to debut thousands of driverless taxis in the city over the next few years.
The successful testing last week comes after the company raised $3.6 million in seed funding earlier this year. Emilio Frazzoli, nuTonomy co-founder and chief technology officer and MIT professor, said Singapore is particularly good city to test the technology due to its traffic congestion and investment in self driving cars.
- A driverless taxi passed its first driving test in Singapore.