This summer, autonomous shuttles (think: no steering wheels, no gas pedals, 15 mph, and a human operator in case of an emergency) will “follow a virtual ‘track’” that is electronically programed in Rochester.
It’s a pilot program led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic and the Destination Medical Center.
This technology is already safely deployed in various cities around the country and we’re excited to see it launch in Minnesota.
This will be one of the first tests in the country to see how self-driving vehicles work in snow/bad road conditions – an important consideration as more communities design autonomous programs.
Read more here:
- KROC: Rochester involved in two autonomous vehicle proposals
- KIMT: Autonomous vehicles expected in Rochester by this summer
- Rochester Post-Bulletin: Is Rochester ready for self-driving shuttles?