NEVS and AutoX tie-up to bring large-scale ‘RoboTaxi’ pilots by 2021
Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and autonomous vehicle start-up AutoX have signed a partnership that could see the first large scale RoboTaxi pilots in Europe by the end of 2020 ahead of plans to launch globally.
The exclusive strategic partnership covers the integratation of AutoX ́s Autonomous Drive technology in NEVS’ next-generation EV architecture. The vehicle is currently being developed by NEVS in Trollhättan, Sweden, inspired by the ‘InMotion’ concept that was shown at the CES Asia, in 2017, and will start testing with the AutoX technology in the third quarter of 2019.
“AutoX enables companies like NEVS to become autonomous by creating an A.I. driver which is tailored to the specific geolocation it is in; adopting local driving styles, while also navigating in urban and dynamic conditions. We are proud to start deploying our technology together with a global OEM that really takes the mobility revolution seriously, said Jianxiong Xiao, founder and CEO of AutoX.
The partnership comes after AutoX became the second company in the world to be permitted by the California Public Utilities Commission to operate a RoboTaxi pilot programme and launched its service xTaxi immediately thereafter.