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Singapore tests self-driving cars you use like taxis

Singapore tests self driving cars you use like taxis


One of the greatest allures of self-driving cars is the prospect of never needing your own vehicle -- you could just catch robotic rides whenever you want personal transportation. Well, Singapore is about to explore how well that concept works in practice. The city (with MIT's help) is opening up one of its neighborhoods to autonomous cars next year to see how well they could eliminate traffic congestion. Ideally, you'll use these driverless vehicles like short-range taxis or Uber cars: hail one whenever you need to get to the airport or train station and keep another privately-owned car off the road.

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Calling Robert Picardo:

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Joking aside, this actually seems like something that will change cities.

Singapore is a decent testbed: self-contained and willing to experiment.

I still want a Johnnycab

And some day you will have one.

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