Intel Corp’s Mobileye unit plans to build and deploy self-driving electric shuttles with its partners in the United States in 2024.
Mobileye, Benteler EV Systems and Beep will launch the on-demand driverless shuttles, Reuters reports.
The shuttles will feature 12 to 14 seats and no steering wheel or pedal.
Mobileye plans to deploy robotaxis in Israel and Germany by the end of this year pending regulatory approval. It is also working with Silicon Valley startup Udelv to put automated electric delivery vehicles into service in the United States by 2023.
Mobileye will prove to U.S. federal and state regulators that its self-driving system would be safer than a human driver, said Johann Jungwirth, vice president of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) at Mobileye.
The executives said shuttles will help save on driver costs, address driver shortages, as well as addressing urban problems such as emissions and congestion.