Houston’s first driverless shuttle now rolling along TSU Tiger Walk

TSU’s Tiger Walk isn’t just for pedestrians anymore.

The region’s first autonomous shuttle to carry passengers debuted Wednesday along the tree-lined walk, the center of the Texas Southern University campus. Operated by Metropolitan Transit Authority, the vehicle will ferry students and others along the Tiger Walk as part of a pilot program to gauge how driverless vehicles can solve some of the region’s travel obstacles…

The first phase allows the shuttle to operate a one-mile segment of the Tiger Walk, where it will mingle with walkers and bicyclists on campus. Students were mixed on whether they would take it, with some saying they likely would keep walking from class to class as opposed to waiting for a ride.