Robo Rides & Toll Tech
Nissan is taking another step toward driverless cars giving people rides. Nissan and DeNA are testing what they call a “robo-vehicle mobility service”. The people who are willing to give Easy Ride a try travel in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology along a set route in Japan. In return, the companies get feedback. They hope to introduce a full service early in the next decade. You may not like paying tolls, but it’s getting a little easier. Audi is launching vehicle-integrated toll payment technology on select vehicles this year. They’ve built a toll transponder into the rearview mirror. If your road trip takes you across the border, the system also works in parts of Canada and Mexico.