Self-driving shuttles hit downtown Detroit streets beginning Monday


>>>TODAY, A NAUL FLEET OF SEVERAL DRIVING VEHICLES WILL BE HIT — SMALL FLEET OF SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES WILL BE HITTING THE STREET TS OF DETROIT.>>JENNIFER IS HERE WITH MORE ON THIS TESTING.>>Reporter: YOU GUYS REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE KID ON A BICYCLE RIDING PAST YOUR HOUSE AND YOU WOULD SAY LOOK, NO HANDS? TODAY EMPLOYEES WILL BE SAYING THE SAME THING IN A MOTORIZED VEHICLE ON A MAJOR STREET. AND THE COMPANY MAKING IT POBLG, THEY SAY THIS IS — POSSIBLE, THEY SAY THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.>>WE’RE TRYING TO BE THE FIRST BUN ONES TO B TO MARKET — ONES TO BE TO MARKET.>>Reporter: NO DRIVER OR STEERING WHEEL O DASHBOARD. BUT THEY’RE EXPECTING PLENTY OF DOUBLE TAKES.>>WE’LL BE OPERATING TWO VEHICLES.>>Reporter: THE SIX SEATERS WILL HIT THE ROAD AT AFTER MAXIMUM OF 20 MILES PER HOUR BETWEEN 7:00 AND 10:00 THIS WEEK.>>WE’RE LEARNING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTS WHERE CUSTOMERS WANT TO OPERATE THE VEHICLE. THAT WILL TELL US WHAT TRICKS THE VEHICLE NEEDS TO LEARN NEXT. .>>Reporter: THEY INSTALLED SOFTWARE AND SENSORS AND TEACHING THE SHUTTLE TO BE ITS OWN DRIVER. IF THIS VEHICLE SEEMS TO BE GOING TOO FAST?>>IT WON’T BE WAKE UP ONE MORNING AND BUY A AUTONOMOUS CAR.>>Reporter: THEY WILL BE TAKING BABY STEPS.>>PARKING TO OFFER BUILDING SHUTTLES OR CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS OR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES. THE PILOT IS ABOUT LEARNING HOW THE CUSTOMERS WILL REACT AND MAKING SURE WE’RE MAKING THEM HAPPY. .>>Reporter: NOT HAVING A DRIVER IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL. BUT THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE FEELS SAFE IN THE VEHICLES AND NEXT TO THEM. SO THERE WILL BE AN ENGLISH JEER AND THEY’LL HAVE A KEY PAD TO TAKE CONTROL IF ANYTHING WERE TO HAPPEN. — ENGINEER AND THEY’LL HAVE A KEY PAD TO TAKE CONTROL IF ANYTHING WERE TO HAPPEN.>>WILL YOU GOO FOR A RIDE?>>Reporter: I WOULD LOVE TO. IT’S A VERY SHORT DRIVE, JUST A L OF BLOCKS AND YOU WILL BE MOVING SLOWLY. IT WOULD BE A FUN SPRMENT. BUT IT’S NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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