The solar powered robot taxis are likely to hit the Indian roads in near future. The commuters then can use their smart phones to call the fully autonomous robot taxis. The fully autonomous robot taxis will pick up the passengers from their homes and drop them at the nearest metro station from where they can board the train and reach out to their working place. This initiative will bring a change in the mobility market. The future robot taxis will be electric and powered by the solar or wind generation.
With the solar powered robot taxis arriving the streets with significantly higher capacity and usage rates, and integrated with traffic optimisation systems, the cities could cut down the number of vehicles on the streets by 40 percent. Therefore, the arrival of the fully autonomous robot taxis cities will begin to change their transit systemto tackle the twin challenges of congestion and climate change in the next five years. The more the commutators use the solar powered robot taxis the more clean, affordable and secure mobility will be available to the residents.
Countries and cities make strong promises to cut down carbon emissions and thus legalization will be a critical enabler in this legalization. Cities will restrict the internal combustion engine [ICE] vehicles from the congested regions. This will increase the demand for the solar powered robot taxis. The automotive and technologies company are investing in the software and hardware required for full automation of urban mobility. The electricity suppliers will be supplying ultrafast charging solutions and managing the energy of buildings and microgrids connected to the EV fleets. Auto makers are also prepared to see shift in the profit pool from manufacturing to technologies and services.
Therefore the arrival to the solar powered robot taxis to the cities will control and regulate urban mobility. The cities teaming up with the mobility providers, automotive companies and the energy sector will make the decisions and policies that will make this transformation smooth as well as ensure clean, affordable and secure mobility to the urban residents. The autonomous cars are likely to make up 2 percent of the new vehicles sales globally by 2025, growing by 8 percent in 2030.
Source – WeForum