Sixt, Mobileye and Nio announce autonomous Taxis

Sixt announced this on their official LinkedIn Profile earlier today. Traditional news outlets like Focus are picking up the news. The announcement was made at the Internationale Automobilausstellung (IAA)

Movie Car (Source: FOCUS Online)

Autonom unterwegs, das war bisher etwas für Menschen, die im gemütlichen Zuckeltempo vom Bahnhof Bad Birnbach zum Ortskern wollen. Oder in der Hamburger Hafencity von einer Straßenecke zur nächsten. Ab 2022 schalten die Intel-Tochter Mobileye, der chinesische Autohersteller Nio und der Autovermieter Sixt in München einen Gang höher: Sie führen echte Robotaxis ein.

Source: FOCUS Online

IAA Day 1 Announcements

While the “Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung” moved to a new place and introduced a new concept, following the pandemic, Day 1 is still a traditionally good day to make announcements just like with any other fair. Here are a few of the headlines that emerged:

Volkswagen’s electric ID.Life concept car doubles as a gaming console

Volkswagen is leveraging its partnership with Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build an autonomous version

Mercedes unveils their new EV Lineup at IAA

Basemark launches Rocksolid Core Automotive OS – While BMW calls for a joint OS between Mercedes and VW