Robotaxis are nothing more than repurposed autonomous cars used for ride-hailing. Some may be bought by ride-hailing companies and Tesla sees you being able to afford a much fancier car if you hire it out for part of the day.
‘Autonomous cars will be here in two years’, has been a standard sentence from the industry for the past five years or so.
The potential of self-driving cars rests on technology that rapidly senses and reacts to obstacles and other vehicles in real time. Engineers from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia created a new…