After 6 years of development, Jeff Bezos’ company unveiled the design of its first autonomous electric vehicle that can reach 120 kilometers per hour in both directions.
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A few hours ago the company did Zoox, a subsidiary of Amazon, shared the first pictures of his call “Robotaxi”. The company’s first autonomous electric vehicle Jeff Bezos It’s been in development for 6 years and tries to compete with it even though it’s not sold to the public Uber and DiDi.
This 3.63 meter long self-driving car is operated by artificial intelligence and it can maneuver in compact spaces. It is characterized by being bidirectionalIn other words, it can go forward or backward without having to go back.
The Zoox reaches a speed of 120 km / h in both directions and can work for 16 hours without interruption per charge. It uses 133 kWh batteries, which are larger than those currently in use by Tesla, whose Model S vehicles have 85 kWh batteries.
This is Zoox: the future of passenger transportation. Completely autonomous. Fully electric. And designed from the ground up for drivers, not drivers. #ThisIsZoox pic.twitter.com/YL6peNZUue
– Zoox (@zoox) December 14, 2020
It is equipped with more than 100 security innovations, for example a security system Cameras with a 270 ° field of view at every corner that can be seen from a distance 150 meters from different angles. In this way the ‘robot ax’ can recognize all objects in its environment and eliminate dangerous objects Blind spots.
“Building a vehicle from scratch gave us the opportunity to reinvent passenger safety.”said Jesse Levinson, chief technology officer and co-founder of Zoox. “Our vehicle passed key Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) crash tests and we continue to seek new ways to protect our passengers and others on the road.”added.
Image: Amazon via Zoox.
Amazon Smart Car has four passenger seats, each equipped with Mobile device charger and cup holder. Most noticeable, however, is that every seat has one Touch screen From here you can control the music and air conditioning and view the route of the trip. The vehicle roof also has a starry sky pattern.
Before you think about buying it, you should know that the Zoox is not for sale for personal use. According to Bloomberg, the company plans to market it solely for public and private passenger transportation, making it a potential competition for industry companies like Uber and DiDi.
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Image: Amazon via Zoox.
Zoox was founded in 2014 and has been developing autonomous vehicles that can move without a driver via a mobile application since then. Amazon acquired Zoox just six months ago, in June 2020, and is an independent subsidiary.
Although they haven’t given an exact date for their streets, the company is currently testing the self-driving electric cars in San Francisco and Foster City, California, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.
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