Halo.Car announced the removal of safety drivers from its remote-piloted vehicles for a commercial launch. The driverless launch comes after four years of testing where safety drivers were present inside Halo.Car’s vehicles during remote piloting.
Halo.Car said its mission is to accelerate the global transition to EVs with on-demand vehicles for hourly and daily use. When customers book one of Halo.Car’s EVs, the company remotely delivers the vehicle for the customer to drive. When they are finished, customers end the booking and Halo.Car remotely collects the vehicle. The company has been remote-delivering vehicles with safety drivers to customers since 2022.
Customers in Las Vegas can book a Halo.Car to their requested location and have it delivered without a safety driver in the vehicle.
“Rolling out driverless delivery is a huge step toward our goal of offering ubiquitous carshare on-demand,” Anand Nandakumar, CEO and founder of Halo.Car. “We want to make it so easy to get a car on-demand that you no longer need to own a car, or use a rideshare service – you just call a car to drive when you need to go somewhere. Driverless delivery is critical to making this vision of on-demand vehicles economically viable.”
The company said its rollout of driverless deliveries follows Halo.Car’s funding in 2022 from climatetech investors at One Ventures, with T-Mobile Ventures, Earthshot Ventures and existing investor Boost VC also participating.