Ford's Autonomous Cabs 'Transportation As A Service'

Informative video shows off Ford's current autonomous cars, and details their plan for Transportation As A Service, to debut in 2021.

Ford's autonomous vehicle fleet from CNBC.


Robert Heinlein gave a pretty good description of a self-driving taxi in his 1951 juvenile novel Between Planets:

He was glad to crawl into his autocab and close the cover.

He dialed the address and settled back. The little car lurched forward, climbed a ramp, threaded through a freight tunnel, and mounted an elevator. At first Don tried to keep track of where it was taking him but the tortured convolutions of the ant hill called "New Chicago" would have made a topologist dyspeptic; he gave up. The robot cab seemed to know where it was going and, no doubt, the master machine from which it received its signals knew.
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