Those concerned about self-driving cars taking over the world can chill out for now. People won't exactly be lining up for the world's first autonomous vehicle for sale. The Induct Navia is basically a golf cart capable of reaching the dangerously high speed of 12 mph. For just $250,000, you can cop it and crawl around with up to seven of your friends.
We won't go as far as calling the Navia a fail because Induct isn't seeking to replace the sedan in your driveway. The autonomous vehicle is intended for areas like a college campus or downtown. "The Navia can navigate around any type of environment without needing guidance from infrastructure, unlike other solutions that have been developed in this market,â€ť says Cyril Royere, Robotics Director at Induct.
Still, we're disapointed this is the first self-driving car on the market. An pricey golf cart that can only drive itself slowly doesn't ooze sex appeal. Hopefully the versions from Volvo, Nissan, and others will.
[via Business Insider]