Developing and deploying fleets of autonomous vehicles has proven tougher than the likes of Tesla and Alphabet’s Waymo had thought. A German startup is betting that teledriving will fill the gap.
Vay has been quietly testing remote-controlled electric cars all over Berlin. They plan to roll out a mobility service in Europe and potentially the U.S. in a matter of months, years ahead of the likely arrival of self-driving cars.
For a fraction of the price of an Uber, customers will be able to order a car, drive themselves to their desired destination and then get out, leaving it to a human teledriver miles away to either park the vehicle or steer it to a next client. See more via the link in our bio.