National Parks Service Shares Fresh Details on Forthcoming Self-Driving Shuttle Pilot

In its recently unveiled, first-ever autonomous vehicle pilot set to unfold at Yellowstone National Park in May, the National Park Service has an eye on the future—and its next generation of visitors, who will likely be tech-savvy and extremely online…

Florida-based autonomous mobility-as-a-service provider Beep, Inc. was selected as the contractor for the project in September, and NPS officials anticipate the company will announce their selection of a shuttle vendor by mid-December.

According to Madej, the pilot is ultimately aimed at helping NPS better understand how nascent, autonomous shuttle technologies can present new ways for park visitors to one day get around the agency’s heaps of parks and sites.