Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and the Autonomous Vehicle start-up AutoX have partnered to integrate AutoX's Autonomous Drive technology in NEVS' next-generation vehicle architecture.
Through the partnership the companies hope to deploy the first large scale Robotaxi pilots in Europe by the end of 2020.
NEVS is working on the development in Sweden, inspired by the InMotion concept shown at the CES Asia in 2017.
For AutoX, the partnership follows an important milestone of becoming the second company in the world to be permitted by the California Public Utilities Commission to operate a robotaxi pilot program and launching their service xTaxi immediately thereafter.
Testing is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2019. In the coming year, the collaboration plans to hit European roads in conjunction with a pilot launch of NEVS' upcoming driverless vehicle platforms. The goal is to launch robotaxis globally.
Originally posted on Fleet Forward