NuTonomy , a startup company by two MIT brains Karl Iagnemma and Emilio Frazzoli had been engaged all the while in the process of developing driverless taxis in Singapore.
Big companies like Uber had been busy developing the same too. But the good news is that Nu Tonomyhas finally succeeded to be the world pioneer by launching this vehicle in Singapore yesterday while Uber had planned theirs only for the month end in the United States. The complete launch of the vehicle is expected by around 2018, but as of now, only six cars will be in service. They are expecting to make the number double by the year end.
The cars used for this technology were Renault Zoe which is yet to receive approval and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car on which the test drive was done yesterday. The Mitsubishi which went on trial yesterday is equipped with sensors and cameras to monitor other vehicles and traffic signals while strolling through the busy roads of Singapore. An engineer driver was seated behind the steering wheel as a precautionary measure to take control if necessary. Another person was also seated in the backseat to note down the real time functioning of this newly developed technology.
The company selected few enthusiasts from the public for the free trial run and invited them to use the smartphone app for pick up and drop. These people were allowed to choose between 12 destinations in 'One North', a business park located in Queenstown, Singapore. Nu Tonomy holds credit for developing the world’s first driverless cars while the other giants like Google and Volvo haven't yet managed to reach the finishing line.
Volvo launched their premium SUV, XC60 in a new avatar at a price of Rs.55.90 lakh. The second generation model appears in only one variant named Inscription and is based on the company’s in-house developed SPA platform.
Jaguar Land Rover launched their much anticipated SUV offering, Range Rover Velar in India at a starting price of Rs.78.83 lakh. Bookings for this vehicle had already begun in the beginning of this month. The Tata Motors owned company has now officially revealed the prices of the different variants of this particular model that has its base variant priced at Rs.78.83 lakh and top end variant at Rs.1.37 crore.
• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017
• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.