Sunday, May 22 2022
Photo as published by REUTERS.
FLORIDA— Little by little, this process is becoming a reality as each day goes by. According to REUTERS, last May 17, Argo AI had driverless vehicles carrying employees around Miami, FL and Austin, TX. Argo, which is a company backed by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, tested their robot taxis’ in both cities for several years, on public roads. Drivers behind the wheel were part of that stage. The task now, although time remains unspecified, is to run driverless operations safely through busy neighborhoods with pedestrians, bicyclists and heavy traffic.
Lyft, and Walmart were both already running pilot programs integrating this technology for their delivery and logistics operations. In fact, Lyft sold its own self-driving technology unit a year ago, to partner with Argo AI and Ford, focusing on generating maximum revenue out of the robotaxis by providing routing, customer interface and fleet management services. Walmart partnered with Argo AI and Ford to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, and Washington, D.C.
It is important to note that self-driving companies have pushed out these timelines multiple times, on which they would start to provide the service at full scale, but there are only a few limited fully autonomous programs available across the U.S.
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Diana Munoz, CRIS
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