8 Sep 21

Mobileye and Sixt to launch robotaxi service in Germany in 2022

Mobileye and Sixt's robotaxi, operating under the Moovit brand

Intel subsidiary Mobileye and car rental company Sixt have announced that they plan to launch a robotaxi service in Munich next year. The announcement was made earlier this week at the IAA Mobility show.

A six-passenger, road-ready electric autonomous vehicle (AV), that will be used for commercial driverless ride-hailing services in Tel Aviv and Munich was unveiled at the show.

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The initiative leverages all of Intel and Mobileye’s assets, writes TechCrunch, including its $900 million acquisition of Moovit, an Israeli startup that analyses urban traffic patterns and provides transportation recommendations. Mobileye’s AVs will operate under the Moovit brand.

“Mobileye is passionate about bringing autonomous vehicles to consumers. The new Mobileye AV, accessible through the MoovitAV service, is an important milestone on the way to a driverless world.” – Prof. Amnon Shashua, Mobileye chief executive officer, said.

Passengers will access the robotaxi via the Moovit app and Sixt’s mobility One app. Commercial services will be small-scale to begin with, once testing has been carried out and regulatory approval has been given.

*Image courtesy of Intel.

Authored by: Alison Pittaway