Autonomous shuttle designers target a ‘friendly’ feel


This year’s CES signalled that autonomous shuttles will remain a hot topic in 2023. CDN’s Mark Smyth looks back at some of those on show 

This year’s CES in Las Vegas was full of movers and shakers from the automotive and tech worlds, but it was also full of actual movers – people movers that is. From design houses to ride-hailing services, there were plenty of new shuttles and pods as the industry looks ahead to a world of autonomous mobility. 

Some were basic, urban transport solutions to get you from A to B, others were more luxurious with interactive screens and then there were the pods that aren’t pods at all, but multi-use capsules that can be integrated into your home.

So in no particular order, here’s our look at the shuttles of the CES, many of which really want to be your friend.

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