Robotic taxis could soon be on the roads as the California Public Utilities Commission has granted Cruise, a General Motors subsidiary to run the human driverless taxi service.
The robots are said to be capable to navigate safely thru congested roads in big cities. The trials are taking place in san Francisco.
service the green light to begin charging passengers for driverless rides in San Francisco, a first in a state where dozens of companies have been trying to train vehicles to steer themselves on increasingly congested roads.
Congested parts of San Francisco
The experimental taxi service will consist of 30 electric vehicles confined to transporting passengers in less congested parts of San Francisco from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Self-driving taxis are not entirely new, however previously they had human backups to step in if something went wrong.
Human driverless taxis are to bring down the cost of a ride.