EasyMile's EZ10 is beginning a long-term trial in San Ramon
Yahoo wrote:A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot on Monday, preparing to move onto a local public road in California's first pilot program for a self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or human operator.
Even at the current price of a quarter-million dollars, I'm thinking this vehicle is already cheaper than its petroleum-powered alternatives. The reason is that, unlike with a private vehicle, when you eliminate the driver from a commercial vehicle, you also eliminate a huge expense. After a couple of years of operation, this vehicle should prove to be cheaper than its alternatives.