Navia, the world’s first commercial driverless electric car, ready to hit the roads
Sitting back and relaxing or probably taking a nap while your car drives itself around has always been a long-cherished dream, particularly when you find yourself surrounded by honking impatient drivers in a traffic jam on a Monday evening, right? As an answer to this extremely long and unpunctuated question, here’s presenting to you the first self-driving vehicle that’s ready to take to urban streets, without leaving behind a trail of collateral damage. Called the Navia, this is the world’s first commercial driverless car, developed by a French company called Induct.
Powered by electricity, this highly-efficient ride is ideal for ferrying around tourists, sight-seers, students in University campuses as well as folks working in corporate parks. To summon the Navia, users need to use a smartphone or computer application and select their destination. The vehicle touches speeds of 12.5 mph and uses a multitude of onboard sensors and lasers to navigate around. Priced at $250,000, this electric ride seems to be an extremely practical way to transport people around today!
[Via – Inhabitat]