Hyundai APTIV joint venture motional and on-demand bus start-up via plan to launch a shared automatic taxi service in a city in the United States in the first half of 2021. The two companies said their goal is to develop a blueprint for the sharing of automated taxi on demand and take this opportunity to study how to integrate these autopilot into the public transport system. < / P > < p > at present, there is little detailed information about this partnership and service. Both companies did not specify which city they were in, but provided information such as the geographic scope of the service, the number or type of vehicles to be used. More details will be announced later, they said. Both companies said the service would be launched in a U.S. city where motional already operates, and that the possible scope of service would be narrowed to Boston, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas and Santa Monica.
under this cooperation, Motional’s autopilot will be connected to the Via platform, which deals with reservations, routes, passenger and vehicle distribution and identification, customer experience and fleet management. The partnership is similar to the one between motional and LYFT in Las Vegas. < / P > < p > however, this should not be regarded as an “autonomous driving” service. All autopilot cars will be equipped with a manpower safety operator. But the service will charge users a fee, which shows that these companies are trying to get a full picture of all aspects of a commercially viable business. Passengers will use the robot taxi service through via platform, which is open to the public. Unlike waymo’s self driving taxi service, users of the service do not need to be vetted in advance or sign confidentiality agreements. < / P > < p > as a part of the public transport network, the pursuit of commercial scale on-demand sharing robot taxi service is facing many obstacles. The companies say vehicles must be driven on demand, routes need to be optimized and shared by multiple passengers. According to Karl iagnemma, President and CEO of motional, the covid-19 pandemic has added another layer of complexity to their plans, but at the same time it has also brought some opportunities. < / P > < p > iagnemma pointed out that the cowid epidemic has reshaped people’s demand for transportation. A recent research survey found that 70% of Americans consider the risk of new coronavirus as a factor in their choice of travel choice. 1/5 people show interest in autopilot. < / P > < p > both via and motional said that the service will take a series of safety measures, such as masks, more frequent disinfection of the car and tracking of virus contacts, to ensure the health and safety of the people in the car. After 12 years, “world class Super project” Shantou Bay Tunnel ushers in a historic breakthrough today