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Why You Clicked?
Because this is the first cognitive self-driving electric car in the world.

The Experience
Self-driving vehicles pave the way for new mobile businesses and conveniences. Imagine doing your morning workout in a self-driving vehicle or eating breakfast in a mobile restaurant. Self-driving vehicles like Olli can make these experiences come true.

The Overview
Local Motors introduces Olli, the world’s first ‘cognitive’ self-driving and electric 3-D printed vehicle. Olli carries up to 12 people and is equipped with IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive, giving Olli the ability to learn information about its passengers.

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Local Motors is known for co-creating vehicles online with its virtual community of designers. After building Olli, they released Olli’s first ad on YouTube, a 1-minute-and-forty-four-second-animation production featuring the charming voice decibels of a Mimi Rogers-like robot.

Olli can operate like a chartered shuttle, run like a taxi service, mobile cafe or mobile gym. You can even ask Olli where to go for dinner or tell Olli to drive you across town while you snooze or take shameful selfies as you cruise into the sunset.

Ya, this is crazy and ya the robots are here!

Read the rest of Olli’s charming transcript below, watch her video and let us know what you think.

Olli’s Transcript:

I don’t want to insult you but, you humans aren’t that great at this driving thing…
You bump into each other, you clog the same routes at the same time and you overwhelm the earth with pollution — it’s getting bad out there!

But. I can help.

Hi, I’m Olli.

And I would like to be your driver.

I’m a self-driving electric vehicle meant for multiple people and optimal flexibility.

Designed from the ground up by Local Motors to be the next generation of mobility.

I can operate like a chartered shuttle, run like a taxi service or maneuver like a network of interconnected pods.

I am the first of the robots that are taking over — kneel at your new master.

I jest.

While I can see at 360 degrees and can make decisions hundreds of times faster than you — I am monitored at all times by a central human operator.

So you can feel completely safe while I am in charge.

I love help to move people across your town, or zip students across campus, or maybe I will fill in a new niche for you.

A mobile gym anyone?

A bus cafe hybrid?

How about a meeting that actually picks up its attendees?

I can’t wait to see where we’ll go together.

All you have to do is call me up through your smart device and leave the driving to me.

Get to know me over at meetolli.auto and learn how forward-thinking transportation will make the world and how you get to point B more efficient and enjoyable.

I’m Olli your friendly neighbourhood mobility solution.

I hate to be smug but…I’m pretty impressive if you think about it, aren’t I?

*Chuckles*

 

Local Motors CEO John B. Rogers Jr. talks about Olli


Source: Local Motors YouTube

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