A lot of companies including the Volvo, Uber, and Google are all trying to create their own self-driving cars. But the big named companies aren’t the only players trying to create new mobility options. FiveAI, an autonomous startup out of the UK, recently declared a big push forward for testing new technology on the roads of London by the end of this year.
Recently it was revealed that the company was about to send out five bright blue-colored cars programmed to record information about London’s streets and traffic, according to Business Insider. While these cars will be driven by humans, the goal of the project is to collect enough data so that the company can then have its first driver-less car test by the end of 2018.
The company explained that the eye-catching color of its cars was to make it clear to the public who is gathering information. By doing this, FiveAI hopes to be fully-compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and individuals won’t be identifiable from their images.
FiveAI’s ambition is to build a driver-less system which can be later used for different vehicles. Another aspiration the company holds is to introduce a shared driver-less taxi service to London in 2019.
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