Self-driving taxi service launches in Singapore

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The world's first self-driving taxis have begun picking up passengers in Singapore. The taxis, which are operated by Nutonomy, an autonomous vehicle software start-up, represent the first public roll out of a service using the technology.

Doug Parker, Nutonomy's chief operating officer, said autonomous taxis could ultimately reduce the number of cars on Singapore's roads from 900,000 to 300,000. "When you are able to take that many cars off the road, it creates a lot of possibilities. You can create smaller roads, you can create much smaller car parks, I think it will change how people interact with the city going forward."

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Self-driving taxi service launches in Singapore