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Published : 2014-01-08 17:41
Updated : 2014-01-08 17:41

Navia, self-driving car(Induct)
French-based startup Induct showcased an eight-person self-driving vehicle named Navia on 6 at CES 2014, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas, Mashable reported.

Navia has several gadgets like lasers, sensors and various camera viewpoints that can sense route obstacles. Powered by a 10-kilowatt-hour lithium phosphate battery that can be charged wirelessly, the car tops out at 12.5 miles per hour. The car will most likely be used at public places such as airports, college campuses or sports arenas rather than for household use. Navia costs about $250,000.

Navia can be ordered through a smartphone to arrive at a destination, and also features a touchscreen to input the destination location.

The self-driving car market started to draw spotlight in 2012 when Google started road-testing its driverless car. At CES 2014, several automobile companies show off their self-driving functioned cars.

By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter
(sylee@heraldcorp.com)

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