The world’s first ever public trial of a ‘robo-taxi’ service, using self driving cars, was launched in Singapore last week.

The trial by autonomous vehicle (AV) software developer nuTonomy is now under way within the city’s one-north business district, where the company has been conducting daily AV testing since April.

Select Singapore residents are invited to use nuTonomy’s ride-hailing smartphone app to book a no-cost ride in a self-driving car. These vehicles employ the company’s sophisticated software which has been integrated with high performance sensing and computing components.

The rides will be provided in a Renault Zoe or Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle that has been specially configured for autonomous driving. An engineer will ride in the vehicle to observe system performance and assume control if needed to ensure passenger comfort and safety.

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