Nation’s First Fleet of AV Shuttles Hits Ohio Streets

s transportation companies continue their push to develop reliable autonomous vehicles, the first fleet of driverless mass transit shuttles has officially hit the streets of the United States.

On Feb. 5, the South Linden neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, launched the country’s first public residential autonomous shuttle, the Linden LEAP.

The electric-powered, autonomous shuttles connect South Linden residents with resources and transit centers in the rest of the city, while also providing key data points for other cities that are considering implementing similar programs…

“EasyMile has deployed our vehicles and technology around the world, but Columbus is the first location where our autonomous software is powering a fleet-based system in a residential neighborhood,” said Sharad Agarwal, senior vice president of EasyMile in North America.