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Is There a Business Case for Robotaxis and AV Shuttles?

The economics of robotaxis and AV shuttles remain more speculative than analytical.
Argo and VW in Munich
Argo AI teams up with Volkswagen to test Autonomous Vehicles on the roads of Munich (image:

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake?
The potential stakeholders in the emerging AV bus and taxi business are many, but thus far tech companies have driven the narrative, and a solid business case for robotaxis and roboshuttles has yet to be demonstrated. The good news is that robotaxi operators will have many knobs to turn as they fine-tune their operations. The bad news is it remains unclear how much fine-tuned market knowledge they already have. If they don’t have it yet, where they can get it?

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