Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service
October 13, 2018
The self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday. The driverless car service kicked off at the show and will run for the next three months in select parts of the city, according to transportation officials. The cars are intended to connect passengers during the “first and last mile” to get from existing transportation systems to, say, a shopping mall or movie theater or other venue or to get back home. The RTA said the cars go up about 20 mph and fit four passengers. Up front is a safety driver who can take over the car if needed. The cars are modified Mercedes-Benz sedans with cameras, sensors, and LiDAR system built into the car.