Las Vegas launches driverless shuttle bus test run on public roads

The Arma shuttle, created by the French company Navya, will take passengers up and down the busy Fremont Street with regular traffic through January 20 as a test run for developers, the Las Vegas Sun reported. The Arma holds 12 passengers, and can reach up to 27 mph. However, it will only drive up to 12 mph during the test period. “Las Vegas has always been on the cutting edge of technology for our citizens and our visitors,” Jorge Cervantes, Las Vegas executive director of community development, told the Las Vegas Sun. “We have 40 million visitors a year here and traffic on the Strip and downtown gets very congested. The ability to move people more efficiently is something we’ve been looking at for a while.”