Does Volkswagen's self-driving cab spell the end for taxi drivers? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Is this self-driving prototype the future of the taxi industry? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/does-volkswagens-selfdriving-cab-spell-the-end-for-taxi-drivers-37109685.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37109643.ece/74566/AUTOCROP/h342/SEDRIC%203.jpg Email Is this self-driving prototype the future of the taxi industry? Volkswagen has now built working versions of its SEDRIC autonomous vehicle and predicts the first vehicles will be on our streets in three years. Journalists and others have now been given test journeys in the SEDRIC, a so-called Level 5 fully self-driving vehicle. Initially at least, the battery-powered SEDRIC is not designed to be sold to everyday consumers; instead it will be on sale to taxi companies, hire-car firms, delivery agencies and other businesses which need to shuttle people and light goods around cities. VW believes it will only be … [Read more...] about Does Volkswagen’s self-driving cab spell the end for taxi drivers?
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SelfDrive, an online car rental company in Dubai, has begun offering customers the chance to drive an electric car for less than $1.50 an hour. Yes, a minimum 24 hour rental is required, but that still works out to about $30 for a day’s worth of use. The rental plan is for the all-electric Renault Zoe, a car slightly smaller than the Nissan LEAF that happens to be the highest selling electric car in Europe. Consider the ZOE the little sister of the Samsung SM3 electric car sold in South Korea. Notably, the longer-range ZOE just arrived into the UAE a few weeks ago. Soham Shah, founder and director at Pinewoods Technology Services Dubai, tells Gulf News: “We are thankful to the Road Transport Authority and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority for collaborating to incentivize electric cars by allowing free charging across all Dewa car charging stations, free parking and Salik tags.” Dewa has a network of 90 charging stations in Dubai and all of them will be … [Read more...] about Rent An Electric Car In Dubai For Under $1.50 An Hour