The winner in the race for autonomous taxis: Singapore’s nuTonomy

Select commuters in Singapore can now hail a ride to work from the world’s first self-driving taxis as the autonomous technology company nuTonomy offers the first rides to the public.

The ultimate goal for nuTonomy is to have a fully autonomous fleet by 2018, but for now they are starting slow: only six cars are available in a 2.5-square-mile area of operation in Singapore’s one-north business district – and you have to have an invitation to use the service.

nuTonomy chief executive officer Karl Iagnemma says more cars, pick-up and drop-off points, invitations, and possibly testing in other Asian and European cities, will be added slowly. READ MORE.