At The Villages retirement community in central Florida, there are approximately 125,000 residents and about 750 miles of road.
And by the end of this year, those streets are slated to have a new service to help its residents — ages 55 and up — get around: a ride-sharing service using self-driving cars.
“Retirement villages are just the perfect first place we see for autonomous driving,” said Oliver Cameron, co-founder and CEO of Voyage, the company that is bringing the autonomous ride-sharing services to the community.
“We help people who need transportation improvement every single day,” Cameron said. “It’s also a big market. It has tons of people.”