In San Francisco hosted the premiere of ready for mass production unmanned passenger Shuttle Origin American company Cruise.
Technical characteristics Origin not disclosed, but the official description of drone is positioned to be completely rethought the vehicle.
“We wanted not just to improve the car and to rethink transport like the car never existed. This is not a car you buy. It is an experience that you share. We removed the driver, removed the wheel, pedals, rearview mirrors, windshield wipers and close the seat. Getting rid of all of that, we got something more valuable: space”, – stated in the description.
To distinguish the nose of the drone from the stern only by lights mounted practically above the windshield. To get into the six-seater cabin equipped with two “looking” at each other sofas, it is possible through sliding doors fitted to both sides of the body. The door is wide enough in order to be able to separate two people. The prudent threshold is set as low as possible. To the rear there is a small trunk. The route is displayed on hanging from the ceiling displays. To begin movement it is necessary to press on the door the Start button Ride. Also, the developers took care of the USB ports for every seat.
Cruise Origin is based on a “brand new” electric platform parent company General Motors. Modular design means upgrading the toppings “on the air”. Claimed the life of the Shuttle – more than 1.6 million km, which is “six times more than the average car.” Also, the developers told about the sensors of the autopilot, which, as stated, can track multiple people and objects simultaneously, even if they are far away, in absolute darkness, hidden by rain or fog.
Cruise plans to use shuttles Origin in the private transport system, but the timing of its launch is not announced. Retail space shuttles do not go. The first time, Origin will be used in closed areas such as GM facilities in Michigan and enterprises Honda (investor of the project) outside the United States.