Driverless taxis aren’t the future – they are already here.
Drive.ai’s autonomous ride-hailing service has launched in Frisco, Texas, providing transportation between Hall Park offices and The Star. The company announced in May that the service was on the way, and while a safety driver will be present in the vehicle at launch, Drive.ai plans to transition to a passenger seat chaperone and then passenger-only rides going forward. “Today is the exciting start to our on-demand ride service, which we hope will benefit a community and increase understanding of and confidence in self-driving technology,” the company said in a blog post today.
It seems like only yesterday taxi drivers were disrupted by Uber drivers. This is just one more example of the quickening pace of automation.