Zoox is an autonomous vehicle company founded in 2014 by Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson.
The company has created a completely new type of autonomous vehicle that is designed to operate as a taxi service. Rather than a unique vehicle, the company can retrofit older models. Zoox has applied the latest techniques in automotive, robotics and renewable energy to build a symmetrical, bi-directional battery-electric vehicle
In June 2020, Amazon purchased Zoox for $1.3 billion. Two shareholders have sued Zoox in August 2020, stating that there were better offers on the table that would have benefitted shareholders.
Even some employees of Zoox were not happy about the sale, threatening to quit.
Zoox released a video of its car in action, maneuvering through heavy downtown San Francisco traffic in April 2020.
Zoox maintains a corporate office in Foster City, California.