[nuTonomy beat Uber and Google to the punch, launching the world’s first self-driving taxi in Singapore in August. (IB Times)]
The weirdest taxi ride I’ve ever experience happened a few years ago on my birthday on one unusually warm winter night in Toronto.
The driver passed around a tambourine so passengers could accompany his (bad) singing as he rambled on about the local tourist attractions.
Unfortunately, the music distracted him from his primary responsibility and my companion, a visitor from a smaller city, nervously leaned over to whisper “Is this normal?” in my ear. “Absolutely not,” I replied, nervously watching the road as we lurched back and forth between the streetcar tracks and the other curb .
I wish I had a photo of that bizarrely-decorated car to show you, but that night I was more concerned with seeing my next birthday.
With that in mind, a self-driving taxi service pilot project in Singapore seems like an excellent idea.
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