The drone

The drone

March 24, 2017

Only 9,000 unmanned vehicles are enough to replace all taxis in New York. In this case, passengers will wait for the car for about 36 seconds and pay only $ 0.5 per mile (1.6 kilometers), researchers at Columbia University calculated.

Buying a car in some cities of the world is already unprofitable. Consumer habits are changing right before our eyes: citizens all over the world refuse personal transport. The number of American teenagers who seek to get a driver's license at 16 years old has been declining for years. Anti-record was set in 2014, when only 1.08 million 16-year-olds received rights in the United States. It was the lowest since 1960. For example, in 2009, 1.72 million adolescents received rights.

All auto giants - from Volkswagen to General Motors - are now racing to develop and test autopilots. They compete with IT companies: Google and Apple. The fourth-generation UAV, which will not require manual control under any circumstances, is currently developing Tesla, and has already introduced Ford. Its Fusion Hybrid is equipped with two lidars (optical locators), a radar and several video cameras.But even if the testing is successful, it will not go on sale. Ford puts on the market for unmanned taxis, and not to sell cars. By 2021, the company intends to develop an hourly rental service for such cars.

Other auto giants are looking at the car sharing model. General Motors has invested $ 500 million in service Lyft, a competitor to Uber. They believe that they will be able to find an intermediate option for consumers who do not want to spend money on the maintenance of the car, but they are not ready to abandon it altogether - this is the service of weekly car rental, which is already launched in San Francisco. Toyota Motor Corp. invested in Uber itself, the Volkswagen Group invested $ 300 million in Gett, and BMW in the American company Scoop Technologies, which provides corporate transportation services.

Related news

  • The best sites of wedding salons of the Crimean region: a selection of sites
  • Other operating systems: a selection of sites
  • Duplessis orphans (impressionable not read)
  • The brightest story of how the Briton drove a 24-hour seat from Ekb to Samara
  • When hawthorn amnesty was given

  • The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone

    The drone