Autonomous vehicles manufactured by “Amazon” are running on a public road for the first time

Autonomous vehicles manufactured by “Amazon” are running on a public road for the first time  NEW YORK: Zoox, a subsidiary of Amazon , announced Monday that it has run for the first time on a small section of a public road in California, the vehicles it has developed to be fully autonomous without a steering wheel or pedal.  However, this development remains limited, as the passengers on this flight were employees of the group who were transported for free, and the vehicle obtained permission to move within a path of 1.6 km between two buildings at the group's headquarters in Foster City.  However, this nevertheless constitutes a major milestone for the group, which confirms that it is a global precedent for a vehicle developed specifically to be fully autonomous.  Other companies, such as “Waymo” affiliated with the Alphabet network (Google’s parent company), or “Cruise” affiliated with the “General Motors” group, have been publishing for years in specific regions cars capable of moving without a driver, but it includes a driver’s seat, steering wheel and pedal in case a person has to. to take command.  “By announcing the first ride of our autonomous vehicle for our employees, we are adding to the efforts the industry has achieved over the past year and getting closer to bringing a self-driving taxi service to the public,” said Aisha Evans, general manager of Zoox. (AFP)


NEW YORK: Zoox, a subsidiary of Amazon , announced Monday that it has run for the first time on a small section of a public road in California, the vehicles it has developed to be fully autonomous without a steering wheel or pedal.

However, this development remains limited, as the passengers on this flight were employees of the group who were transported for free, and the vehicle obtained permission to move within a path of 1.6 km between two buildings at the group's headquarters in Foster City.

However, this nevertheless constitutes a major milestone for the group, which confirms that it is a global precedent for a vehicle developed specifically to be fully autonomous.

Other companies, such as “Waymo” affiliated with the Alphabet network (Google’s parent company), or “Cruise” affiliated with the “General Motors” group, have been publishing for years in specific regions cars capable of moving without a driver, but it includes a driver’s seat, steering wheel and pedal in case a person has to. to take command.

“By announcing the first ride of our autonomous vehicle for our employees, we are adding to the efforts the industry has achieved over the past year and getting closer to bringing a self-driving taxi service to the public,” said Aisha Evans, general manager of Zoox.
(AFP)
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