Zoox, which is owned by Amazon, is planning to launch its battery-electric autonomous people mover in the near future. While, Waymo, which is funded by Google, depends on specially modified production vehicles such as the Chrysler Pacifica and Jaguar I-Pace. The Zoox is built from the ground up to get passengers from point A to point B as quickly and easily as feasible.
What exactly is a Zoox? It is the closest approach to a horizontal elevator that has yet to be invented. It is easy to enter and exit due to the low floor height. Inside, there are four separate seats, each with a 7-inch touchscreen that allows passengers to monitor the route, set the air controls, and listen to music. Each seat also has a handy wireless charging pad and a USB-C connector.
The Zoox has no front or back doors. Instead, it is bidirectional and has the same sloping face on both ends with cameras, lighting, speakers, and a huge glass.
A sensor pod sits atop each corner of the robotaxi, allowing the vehicle to observe in all directions. Because each of those sensor pods has a 270-degree field of vision, the corner design enables “essentially anything, even objects behind things.” A 133-kWh battery allows the vehicle to be driven all day without needing to be recharged.
Robotaxis are being hailed as the future of transportation, particularly in cities, and the Zoox vehicle appears to be well suited for this function. We anticipate that it will be well received by users and will deliver a first-rate customer experience.
Reference- Zoox website & Online PR, TechCrunch, Inside EVs, EV Obsession, Futurism