THE LARGEST FLEET OF SELF-DRIVING ELECTRIC SHUTTLES IS NOW ON THE ROAD IN GOLDEN. NINE DRIVERLESS "MINES ROVER" SHUTTLES ARE SERVING THE CITY AND THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES CAMPUS.
THE COLORADO SMART CITIES ALLIANCE IS BEHIND THE SHUTTLES... AND RIGHT NOW... WE'RE TALKING WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TYLER SVITAK.
--The fleet of nine driverless, zero-emission vehicles will shuttle Colorado School of Mines students and staff, as well as members of the public, from key spots in the city to various points on campus for at least the next year.
--Each shuttle, called the Mines Rover, uses advanced sensors, cameras and LiDAR, which those involved say limit the risk of human error to about 94 percent of vehicle-related fatalities.
-- A Mines student trained to oversee operations will ride on each vehicle.
--The shuttles are slated to operate along three fixed routes and stop every five to 10 minutes on weekdays.
-- Autonomous vehicle proponents plan to roll out similar systems in Greenwood Village and Colorado Springs in the near future.
COLORADO SMART CITIES ALLIANCE MISSION:
--Create technology partnerships that develop and prove next-generation solutions to the challenges shared across Colorado communities