Caro Quintero has an air conditioning unit, and it works pretty well.
But the company, based in Mexico, has a more ambitious project: It wants to build an autonomous car that could one day travel around the world autonomously.
The company is launching a self-driving vehicle this year, and has a pilot program in the works with Uber, according to the company’s website.
The self-drive prototype, dubbed Caro, has four electric motors and six wheels on the back of it.
It uses GPS technology to navigate.
“We have already proven the reliability of the technology in a number of test rides, and we’re confident that this technology will work with our pilots,” the company said in a blog post.
It’s also trying to raise $100 million to get started on its self-driven vehicle project, and its Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its $10,000 goal.
The startup has also launched a self test drive for its self driving vehicle prototype in October, and is planning to use the car for public demonstrations in May.
Caro Quintos plans to have its first pilot vehicle on the road by mid-year, and says it plans to sell the vehicle to other carmakers and companies.
“The vehicle is fully autonomous, capable of navigating traffic, operating in crowded environments and maintaining a safe distance between the driver and passengers,” the startup wrote.
“If the pilot project is successful, we would like to offer it to other companies, as well.”