Amazon’s Zoox unveils autonomous electric vehicle

Amazon-owned Zoox Inc. unveiled its four-person “robo-taxi,” a compact, multidirectional vehicle it says was designed for dense, urban environments. The carriage-style interior has two benches that face each other with no steering wheel. It measures just under 12 feet long, shorter than a standard Mini Cooper, which is about 13 feet long. Zoox said it is the first vehicle with bidirectional capabilities and four-wheel steering, allowing for better maneuverability. It has a top speed of 75 miles per hour. Zoox said the vehicle is being tested in the company’s base of Foster City, California, Las Vegas and San Francisco.