Many of us constantly wonder about the future of humanity. What will it look like? How will it work? Although we always hope to fill these questions with more fiction than reality, the truth is that science and technology is catching up with the futuristic, dystopian life we once imagined.
Thus, we are currently encountering projects such as this one: a fully autonomous taxi.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO CARS?
Let’s talk about cars and how the youth, the future society of tomorrow, perceives them. What once seemed like the greatest achievement of a financially independent individual, today seems more of a vanity than a necessity.
According to a 2019 report by AECOC (Asociación de Empresas de Fabricantes y Distribuidores), 64% of digital natives say they do not want or need a car of their own xnxx. Their preferences lean towards smarter and more technological means of transport, especially when it comes to apps.
This visualisation of tomorrow’s needs coexists with the emergence and rise of electric cars, which now have a structure and functions that are perfectly adapted to this new transport model offered by autonomous taxis.
Imagine this. You are a busy professional, and your job is worth a lot of money. You get paid by the hour, and today you have to travel to a place about an hour and a half away. What if you could use all that time to make money? Or entertain yourself? Or create something new? Autonomous taxi projects are designed for people like this.
Designed for big cities, they are the high stakes of urban transport engineers, who are looking to free capitals and metropolises from the crushing traffic of everyday life. Not to mention the environmental pollution that mass automobiles consume.
Zoox Inc, a company owned by Amazon, is working on a proposal. Its team managed to design a robotic prototype, capable of travelling at 120 km/h without a driver. Zoox, as it was named, is a fully autonomous machine that can guarantee efficient, two-way driving. This allows it to manoeuvre on winding and challenging city roads without the need to reverse.
With the slogan ‘built for riders, not drivers’, the company designed its design with a 100% dedicated focus on passengers: their comfort, safety and convenience. It also proposes a safe and friendly system for the environment and other passers-by (by car or on foot) on public roads.
It is proposed as a small machine, which will be able to transport up to 4 people in a spacious cabin, which will have large and comfortable seats, points for recharging mobile phones and, in addition, a system that gives the user the possibility of monitoring their journey in real time, making very precise calculations of the time of arrival at the agreed point, based on speed and trajectory of movement. Less importantly, you could even define the music you listen to along the way.
Like Zoox Inc. there are already a number of companies around the world that are part of this innovation race. In the UK, the ‘New Car for London’ project also already has a similar prototype.
We suppose, then, that it is only a matter of time before we see it implemented in the big cities of the first world. Do you think that this alternative is an opportunity to improve the way public transport currently works?
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