Sumary of Sixt to launch robotaxis in Munich with Intel partnership:
- Sixt co-chief executive, Alexander Sixt, has announced a collaboration with Intel to begin offering autonomous ride-hailing services in Munich next year.
- The collaboration between Intel subsidiary Mobileye and Sixt, an international provider of mobility services headquartered in Germany, also aspires to scale driverless ride-sharing services across Europe later this decade.
- The autonomous robotaxi option will be part of the ride-hailing service Sixt ride and was demonstrated during a keynote walk-on.
- Mobileye also unveiled the vehicles – branded with MoovitAV and Sixt – that will be produced in volume and used for the robotaxi service in Germany.
- It is the first time Mobileye has publicly displayed its fully integrated self-driving system, known as Mobileye Drive, in a vehicle that will be used for commercial, driverless ride-hailing services.
- A recently enacted autonomous vehicle law permits driverless vehicles on German roads, allowing Mobileye robotaxis to begin early-rider testing on Munich streets in 2022. The fleet will thereafter move from test to commercial operations upon regulatory approval.