Driverless shuttles relaunching in Grand Rapids with UV light disinfectants

Grand Rapids’ autonomous shuttle pilot is relaunching with a host of new cleaning tools that officials say will ensure passenger safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May Mobility and Grand Rapids officials announced Monday, Aug. 24, all eight autonomous shuttles will resume regular service Aug. 31.

Using routine ultraviolet light treatments, driver-passenger partitions, disinfectant solutions and foggers, officials expressed confidence that riders will be protected from COVID-19 transmission during their trips.