In an experimental project between the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority, am autonomous shuttle system will soon be tested.
The shuttle will handle eight seated passengers and room for other passengers that opt to stand while holding hand straps.
The shuttle isn’t legally able to drive on roadways yet but will travel on sidewalks and predetermined routes. The shuttle is a slow-moving vehicle that will travel at a speed of 15 miles per hour.
The shuttle will begin operation at the Utah State Capitol building on February 6th then will go on a yearlong tour around the state to let residents get a look at it.
Photo courtesy of UDOT