Zoox has been testing their autonomous driving system using retrofitted Toyota Highlanders. It was the first company to gain approval for providing self-driving transport services to the public in California, and tests have been ongoing in San Francisco, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Zooxâ€™s outlook is focued on developing fully autonomous driving systems that will be applied in purpose built vehicles for on-demand mobility.
In other words, Zoox applies its self-driving system to vehicles that are built from the scratch. The company believes that retrofitted vehicles are not optimized for autonomous driving, hence their work on building a symmetrical, bi-directional battery-electric vehicle that solves for the unique challenges of autonomous mobility.