A four-wheel autonomous vehicle that travels up to 5 MPH, with a range of 10 miles and is a great option for moving people in closed environments, such as airports, is what WHILL debuted at CES2019. It will map the route, has collision avoidance, and swappable batteries to minimize downtime. The consumer version is sub-$4,000 and pricing for their Mobility as a Service model is to be determined. Could this or a variation of this personal mobility machine be the next big thing in last-mile vehicle sharing?
By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor
Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”
He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.View Archive →