WEpod Becomes First Driverless Car to Play in Traffic

A system of automated electric vehicles, known as WEpods, just made history by becoming the first self-driving shuttles to take to public roads. They’re the first vehicles in the world without a steering wheel to be given license plates. Unlike other forms of automated transport, these cheery little six-passenger vehicles don’t travel in special lanes, and they’re not guided by rails, magnets or wires. Instead, they’re steered through traffic by a complex set of systems, including several NVIDIA-powered brains, between the towns of Wageningen and Ede in the central Dutch province of Gelderland. To summon a WEpod, passengers just tap on an app on their smartphone.