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Zoox, an $800-million robo taxi startup, is building an all-electric car that’s fully-autonomous, designed specifically for a ride-hailing network like Uber. Their goal is a ‘bidirectional’ vehicle that can ‘cruise into a parking spot traveling one way and cruise out the other’ by 2020. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“The CEO is clearly confident that what Zoox is prepping can upend the still-fledgling autonomous car industry. If it works, all of Zoox’s competitors – even Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo – are ‘f&*@ed,” Kentley-Klay said in the story. A bold claim! Vance also got to test some of the mules Zoox has built, with the latest version apparently capable of sprinting through a course at 75 mph,” according to Jalopnik.