Are autonomous electric shuttles the next urban transit solution?

Forget about electric scooters, electric shuttles might be the next frontier of urban transit for the last-mile mobility. In just the last two years, a movement toward driverless, electric shuttle services in America’s cities has been quietly making inroads. In Detroit, Las Vegas, Columbus, even Lincoln, Nebraska, autonomous mini-buses have completed successful shuttle trials or are currently ferrying passengers.

“There’s a niche here for microtransit shuttles,” Jeremy Mulder, vice president at May Mobility, “The technology today can support slow-speed, 15-mile-per-hour, reliable travel in the urban core.”

Read more …