Zoox Livestreams its Unveiling of a Self-Driving Robotaxi
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Time: December 14
Zoox revealed its long-awaited autonomous taxi with a livestream event on December 14th. Founded in 2014, Zoox was acquired by Amazon earlier this year to directly compete against Tesla’s plans for a self-driving taxi fleet. The 18-minute video gave viewers an up close look at the design and features, from the factory floor all the way to actual video of the vehicle self-driving bi-directionally (it can go forwards and backwards without having to do a U-turn) around San Francisco. Members of the design team stressed how important it was to completely rethink how a “car” should look for optimal driverless performance… the electric vehicle is designed much like the passenger car of a train, allowing passengers to sit on either side facing each other. Even though Zoox’s taxi isn’t for consumers to purchase themselves, the company has still continued the recent trend of car companies promoting their newest vehicle with a livestream unveiling.