UofM To Start Using Driverless Shuttles This Fall
University Of Michigan students will now be able to experience driverless shuttles that will start making trips this fall.
The two driverless shuttles will be able to hold 15 passengers and will carry students around the two mile loop located on the campus. The shuttle will be 100% free and covered by the university. University Of Michigan's MCity autonomous research partnership fronted the $500,000 cost for the shuttles and the system to operate.
Although the shuttles will be driverless, a trained specialist will ride along on the shuttle but will not steer. The shuttles reaches speeds of up to 15 mph.