The City, which is hard enough for a long-time resident to drive through, has somehow become Autonomous Car Central, thanks to Google’s Waymo and Cruise, with Pony.ai and Plus.ai nearby.
Udelv, which is just down the Peninsula a bit in Burlingame, may be the most driverless of all. No people ride in it. There are no seats, seatbelts, air bags — not even a cup holder. The company is unveiling what it says is the world’s first cab-less electric vehicle for multi-stop delivery, the Transporter, at the Consumer Electronics Show. (Yes, CES is still on in Vegas in two weeks. For now.)
The Transporter can make up to 80 stops per delivery run, and gets its brains from Intel’s Mobileye self-driving sensor technology.