Robotaxis at the Junkyard

Are robot cabs going to heaven? I can’t say for sure for all of them, but one ended up in the junkyard. This Polaris GEM electric car, which looks more like an extended golf cart and was used by May Mobility and others as the first platform for developing self-driving technology, was spotted by systems analyst Eric Paul Dennis in an Ann Arbor junkyard. And completely unglamorous, without wheels and cannibalized, but a clearly visible May Mobility logo.

Meanwhile, May Mobility uses Toyota Sienna as a base for its autonomous vehicles.

I saw the same vehicle platform in San José a few years ago, although it was still not entirely clear to me who was using these vehicles for testing.

This article was also published in German.

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