Here comes Amazon’s autonomous electric taxi!
The vehicle that looks like a cube and accommodates four is from Zoox, a startup that Amazon acquired.
Designed and manufactured in the US, Zoox is the only vehicle to offer bidirectional driving capabilities and four-wheel steering, which enables maneuvering through compact spaces and changing directions without the need to reverse. At 3.63m long, the vehicle has one of the smallest footprints in the automotive industry. The vehicle features a four-seat, face-to-face symmetrical seating configuration that eliminates the steering wheel and bench seating seen in conventional car designs (as reported in Elektrek).
The company has not revealed its launch date. Zoox-mobile will go extensive testing before it starts plying passengers. Trouble for Uber/ Lyft?