The plan is to have 100% “self-driving ride-hailing and ride-sharing mobility services” on Japanese roads in 2023, and then expansion into Taiwan and other Southeast Asian markets after that.
“For Mobileye, the collaboration with WILLER advances the company’s global mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) ambitions,” Intel announced.
Interestingly, Mobileye isn’t just delivering self-driving tech, but actually the entire vehicles. Of course, they doesn’t produce vehicles. So, it was surprising and intriguing that the announcement indicated Mobileye would be providing the vehicles.
Perhaps its relationship with Ford or NIO, or some other OEM, will be tapped for this. Perhaps they will simply buy some vehicles — from an existing partner or some other OEM — and then integrate the tech for WILLER.
On WILLER’s side, it will “offer services adjusted to each region and user tastes, ensure regulatory framework, and provide mobility services and solutions for fleet operation companies.”
Reference- Intel Online Newsroom, WILLWR website, Clean Technica, InsideEVs