Driverless Shuttles Debut at University of Michigan

The highly-anticipated autonomous shuttle service went live June 4, and plans to extend the routes to other parts of the campus are already in the works.

(TNS) — ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Equipped with a "safety conductor," rather than a driver, driverless shuttles made their highly-anticipated debut Monday, June 4, on the University of Michigan's North Campus.

Two fully-automated, 11-passenger, all-electric shuttles built by the French firm NAVYA are now running 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. The shuttle service will launch in phases, beginning with a route at the North Campus Research Complex.

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