AV Startup Halo to Offer Driverless Car Service in Las Vegas
July 13, 2021—Halo, an autonomous vehicle startup, announced it plans to offer its first driverless car service to customers in Las Vegas later this year.
The AV car service will run on T-Mobile's 5G network, but according to a report from the Pahrump Valley Times, the service's vehicles will not be fully autonomous. Each car will be equipped with nine cameras, which will allow a remote pilot to operate the vehicle and drive it to a customer. Once a passenger enters the car, they then take control of the vehicle.
Anand Nandakumar, founder and CEO of Halo, said the service is trying to "bridge the gap between the human-driven car present and an entirely autonomous future" by offering passengers the ability to drive themselves around as they would in a normal rental car, according to the report.