Keolis demonstrates its ‘robotaxi’ Autonom Cab at the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen (17 September 2018), announcing that its first ever real-world deployment will take place in Perth, Australia, in three weeks’ time. The new public service will differ from existing autonomous shuttle services that operate on a fixed route, in that it can pick up and drop off anywhere within a fixed zone. It is hoped automated services of this type will encourage ride sharing and reduce private car ownership, thereby tackling congestion in the future. Although critics argue that they could also reduce public transit usage. In this video Clément Aubourg, head of autonomous vehicles for Keolis explains more about the technology to TrafficTechnologyToday.com editor Tom Stone.
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