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Definition: Zoox

(Zoox, Inc., San Francisco, CA, www.zoox.com) A company designing a self-driving taxi from the ground up rather than retrofitting existing vehicles. With seats that face each other, the Zoox design is entirely self-driving without a steering wheel or brake pedal. Founded in 2014, California approved the use of its vehicles for self-driving taxi transportation in 2018. Zoox taxis are expected in 2020. See self-driving car.