First Commercial Self-Driving Car Available in the U.S.

Induct, a robotics company, introduced the world’s first commercially available self-driving car at the 2014 International CES show. The Navia shuttle carries up to 8 passengers and uses onboard lasers and sensors to detect obstacles in its path.

In addition to the lasers and sensors, the Navia is equipped with cameras for depth mapping and 3D perceptions to avoid pedestrians and other roadside objects. The car doesn’t travel faster than 12.5 mph and costs approximately $250,000. The car is ideal for use in public places like airports, theme parks or sports arenas to reduce pollution and congestion.

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