British start-up Imperium Drive has started its Fetch trial in Milton Keynes that will see remote-controlled driverless vehicles used as a car-hailing service.
The technology enables users to summon an unmanned vehicle via a smartphone app, which is driven by a remote driver to their location.
The customer then drives the car normally to their destination, from where a remote vehicle operator takes over and pilots the car back to base or to the next user.
Imperium Drive said for trips up to a couple of hours, the service offers the same convenience as a ride-hailing or taxi service, but with the ability to cover greater distances at less than half the cost of services like Uber or Bolt.
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