25 August 2016 at 5:36 GMT
When Uber announced on August 18 that it would let the public hail self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh before the end of the month, some autonomous vehicle experts could not believe it was happening so soon. But Mark Harris writes that in fact the $60bn multinational has just been scooped by Nutonomy, a small MIT spin-out whose electric self-driving cabs have already started picking up real customers in a Singapore business park. Initially, riders will use Nutonomy’s own app to hail a Mitsubishi i-Miev or a Renault Zoe, ramping up to a dozen vehicles in the coming months.
Read full article at The Guardian