Commercial Robotics

Taxis without drivers

Posted 8 Sep 2006 at 20:08 UTC by steve Share This

Roland Piquepaille writes, "Almost all of us can recall both good and poor memories of taxi rides when we arrived in a city we didn't know. This is why a short article from Spiegel Online, 'Bringing Robot Transportation to Europe' caught my eye this morning. It briefly describes the European CityMobil project which involves 28 partners in 10 countries at a cost of €40 million. This project plans to eliminate city drivers and three trial sites have already been selected. For example, in 2008, Terminal 5 in London's Heathrow airport will be connected to the car park by driverless electric cars along a 4-kilometer track." For more on CityMobil, see Roland's blog. Also see our previous articles on European CyberCars and CyCabs


Future of Transport., posted 10 Sep 2006 at 16:07 UTC by marev » (Observer)

I like it,the only future of transport....safer travel,cheaper costs and better for the environment.People should look at the benefits of it and support it.

More than just Taxis without drivers., posted 10 Sep 2006 at 17:23 UTC by marev » (Observer)

With slower speed limits to save the environment from global warming substantially make it the standard,road transport,cars and other types are not that difficult to contol robotically,as Darpa is now showing.

Neat and Organised Transportation., posted 13 Sep 2006 at 10:40 UTC by marev » (Observer)

With automated robot driver travel someone does not have to do the "Not Drinking" to drive friends to places or pay extra for the taxi drivers fairs,public cost savings and overall safety on roads etc really increase,bring it on please.

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