The Ford and VW-backed autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI has started driverless operations in the American cities of Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas.
These are two of the eight global cities in which it is currently developing its technology.
“Argo is first to go driverless in two major American cities, safely operating amongst heavy traffic, pedestrians and bicyclists in the busiest of neighbourhoods,” said Bryan Salesky, Founder and CEO. “From day one, we set out to tackle the hardest miles to drive — in multiple cities — because that’s where the density of customer demand is, and where our autonomy platform is developing the intelligence required to scale it into a sustainable business.”
The company says reaching the point to operate without a driver, during daytime business hours, while sharing the road with many others, is the result of more than five years of progress on the Argo Autonomy Platform. With multiple customer-facing pilot programs operating in Miami and Austin, this milestone marks an important step in the company’s plan to bring together the technology, the operational footprint, and the commercial partners needed to achieve a scalable autonomy business.
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