Amazon's Zoox Introduces New Self-Driving Robo-Taxi

“Built for riders, not drivers.”

By
Automotive
10,127 Hypes 13 Comments

Amazon‘s electric vehicle startup has just pulled back the curtains on its self-driving robo-taxi. The autonomous vehicle arrives in a market where most self-driving designs feature a steering wheel and brake pedal, but Zoox decided to remove them altogether since the company thinks these components are unnecessary when there’s no driver.

The vehicle seats up to four passengers, comes with sliding doors on each slide like a carriage and is a little shorter than the average height of sedans. Don’t let its size distract you from its capabilities though: it has an unusually large battery of 133kWh, nearly double that of common EVs, and can roam for 16 hours on a single charge. The robo-taxi can maneuver through tight spaces, is bi-directional and can go up to 75 mph. There are smartphone chargers and small screens that let you keep an eye on your trip’s progress. Furthermore, it has a 270-degree vision field to cover blind spots, a swathe of cameras, radars and LIDAR sensors to optimize safety on the road. While Zoox is currently testing the vehicles in certain parts of the U.S., there’s still no word yet on when they’ll be launched. Zoox is describing this new robo-taxi as a vehicle that’s “built for riders, not drivers.”

In other news, Apple is reportedly developing self-driving vehicles.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike Updates Air Max 97 With Fresh "Pine Green" Accents
Footwear

Nike Updates Air Max 97 With Fresh "Pine Green" Accents

A minimal colorway with a textured finish.

Pop Smoke Named SoundCloud's Most Streamed Artist of 2020
Music

Pop Smoke Named SoundCloud's Most Streamed Artist of 2020

Streamed more than 191.5 million times this year.

Jordan Brand Readies a "Wolf Grey" Take on the Air Jordan 5 Low Golf
Footwear

Jordan Brand Readies a "Wolf Grey" Take on the Air Jordan 5 Low Golf

Play 18 holes in style.


adidas Reportedly Considering Possible Sale of Reebok
Footwear 

adidas Reportedly Considering Possible Sale of Reebok

Originally acquired for $3.8 billion USD back in 2006.

Four Tet and Madlib Drop Collab Album Lead Single "Road Of The Lonely Ones"
Music

Four Tet and Madlib Drop Collab Album Lead Single "Road Of The Lonely Ones"

‘Sound Ancestors’ drops January 2021.

OVO and the Toronto Raptors Unveil New Pre-Game Apparel Collection
Fashion

OVO and the Toronto Raptors Unveil New Pre-Game Apparel Collection

Drake’s golden owl adorns a new jersey and cozy sweatsuit just in time for the new NBA season.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.