The Intel subsidiary Mobileye has unveiled its new Robotaxi Moovit and autonomous electric shuttle service at the IAA Mobility 2021. Also, Mobileye announced a collaboration with SIXT, a leading International Mobility service provider, to extend driverless ride-sharing services across Germany and other European countries later this decade.
The RoboTaxi is a part of the SIXT Ride ride-hailing service. A recently passed autonomous vehicle (AV) law allows fully autonomous vehicles on German roads, facilitating Mobileye to start their early-rider testing operations on Munich streets in 2022. The fleet will then open for its commercial operations upon regulatory approval. Riders can obtain the service through the Moovit or SIXT app.
SIXT’s Integrated Mobile platform ONE offers other services such as car rental, car sharing, and car subscriptions. With the help of collaborations with services such as Mobileye, ONE platform offers SIXT customers global access to more than 200,000 vehicles, 1,500 cooperation partners, around 1.5 million drivers, and soon even RoboTaxi services.
RoboTaxi market appears to reach 1,445,822 units by 2030. Recently Volkswagen and Argo AI unveiled their first self-driving test vehicle ID Buzz.
Similarly, Motional unveiled the first look of its all-Electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 RoboTaxi.
Mobileye has also launched vehicles for the RoboTaxi service in Germany. The Mobileye self-driving system adopted in Mobileye’s AV can also be used to transport people and goods in several other vehicle types, making it the best self-driving solution.
Mobileye will hold control of the RoboTaxi fleet operating in Munich. The vehicles will involve MoovitAV service and SIXT branding to support customers to differentiate between traditional ride-hailing and autonomous fleet vehicles.
Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO of Mobileye, stated that the company is passionate about bringing autonomous vehicles to consumers. The new Mobileye AV, available through the MoovitAV service, is an essential step toward a driverless world.
Alexander Sixt, Co-CEO of Sixt SE, said that the strategic collaboration is the next step in expanding their integrated mobility platform ONE and underlines their company’s evolution towards becoming the industry’s leading provider of innovative and digital premium mobility. They are delighted to leverage the remarkable technology leadership of Mobileye to bring driverless mobility to customers in Germany and beyond.
Mobileye is a subsidiary of Intel that deals with self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. It has its headquarters in Jerusalem.
SIXT is an International mobility service provider, which has its headquarters in Pullach, Germany.