An EV that follows you like a dog
The ILY-Ai at the Aisin Group booth was one of the last-mile appliances demonstrated in the AutoMobili-D area of NAIAS. ILY-Ai (which stands for “Innovative Life for You” and “Active Intelligence”) carries built-in smarts that prevents it from colliding with people or things and has four different operating modes: It can carry a package while using Lidar to follow its owner around and even take itself home; or it can similarly serve as a more complicated version of a grocery cart you push. You can also stand on it and ride it like a scooter, or pull down a slim seat and ride it sitting down. The ILY-Ai engineers we spoke with, one of whom is riding the device here, says the device uses a dc brushless motor and a motor controller sourced from an outside supplier. He also said the ILY-Ai can carry up to 190 lb.
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