AV startup Voyage on how low speeds and older customers will help it win the self-driving race

Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron isn’t in any hurry to conquer self-driving cars. The former Udacity vice president for engineering oversees a fleet of low-speed autonomous vehicles providing trips to residents of two retirement communities. His vehicles aren’t fully driverless; they include safety drivers. He’ll remove them when he’s ready. And Cameron’s not interested in tackling complex urban environments or fast-moving highways where split-second decisions can mean life or death… at least not yet.

“I think sometimes people think Voyage is all about just low speed, zero to 25 mile-an-hour autonomy,” Cameron said in an interview with The Verge. “We’re not. We’re going to expand our capabilities over time, to zero to 35 [mph], to zero to 55…

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Author: Andrew J. Hawkins