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The idea of automating a car is gaining steam.
Now there’s a robot designed to do the job.
Dublin-based Automated Car Control Systems (ACS) has been working with its customer, the city of Dubbo, to build a fully automated taxi service in the city’s north.
The company’s goal is to provide a service that can make the journey from one point to another without any human intervention, or need for any human assistance.
Dubbo, a suburb of Dublin, is in the centre of a city-wide transport crisis, with more than 7,000 taxi cabs operating in the region every day.
The city council’s transport strategy says the number of cars on the road is rising, with many drivers struggling to pay their fare.
Dubrios transport infrastructure has been badly damaged by flooding in recent years, with a major road closure affecting all but the busiest part of the city.
With so many cars on roads, many drivers have resorted to using an automated taxi app, which makes payments in cash.
Dubbins transport network relies on the citys car rental agencies to manage the taxi fleet, and ACS is one of them.
The company will lease the cars, and the service will be powered by an onboard GPS system.
“The whole operation is completely automated and you don’t have to drive any of the vehicles,” said ACS co-founder Simon McNamara.
“There’s no human driver involved.
It’s all done remotely.”
Dubbo city council says it has the infrastructure to meet its needs, but it’s not ready to invest in a new system.ACS hopes to hire about 60 people to operate the service.
It also hopes to raise up to $1.5 million in a funding round.