Using robotics research from MIT, nuTonomy developed a fleet of self-driving taxis. After securing more $3.6 million in seed funding earlier this year, the company is now ready to begin operating its fully autonomous taxi service in Singapore.
In terms of the capabilities of nuTonomy's software, it promises a Level 4 autonomy, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifies as a vehicle that needs no human intervention during any aspect of a trip.
As of now, there are self-driving cars in development that are able to park, brake or drive on the highway autonomously, but there are few models that can do it all and reach the NHTSA's Full Self-Driving Automation definition. nuTonomy is a leader on this front that may disrupt the transportation industry as we know it.