Denver’s first driverless shuttle hits the test track, avoids tumbleweed before possible 2018 launch

Driverless vehicles are being tested in Colorado, and Monday a demonstration kicked off what the state hopes to be a new normal as early as next spring when train passengers can leave the 61st and Peña Station and step into an autonomous shuttle for a ride to the nearby office buildings or bus stop.Gov. John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael Hancock and others attended the kickoff ceremony Monday evening at the Regional Transportation District station. Hickenlooper proclaimed Dec. 4 as “Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Day.”