Watch: Robot Taxi Trials Coming to Japan
The self-driving taxis will carry passengers from their homes to local grocery stores with hopes of being commercially viable by 2020.
Robot Taxi Inc. announced it will start experimenting with a self-driving taxi service beginning early in 2016, testing the concept on about 50 people in Kanagawa prefecture, which is just south of Tokyo. The self-driving taxis will carry passengers from their homes to local grocery stores.
Robot Taxi, which hopes to commercialize the service by 2020, says the self-driving taxis will drive partly on major city roads and will drive distances up to two miles.
Humans will be inside the self-driving taxis just in case.
[Source:] Wall Street Journal