These Driverless Vehicles Help Transport Students Across Campus

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 19, 2015
References: aurobots & techcrunch
'Auro Robotics' is currently testing a fleet of driverless vehicles that help students get from one end of campus to the other. While several manufacturers are testing autonomous cars, these companies are often subject to strict government regulations about how and where these vehicles can be used.

Unlike autonomous cars, Auro Robotics' driverless shuttles are intended to be used in contained environments such as college campuses. The automated vehicles are designed to navigate heavy pedestrian traffic and safely transport students from one end of campus to the other. With so many unexpected situations to account for, the shuttles are equipped with cameras, GPS and radars, which allows them to respond to changes in their surroundings.

While the driverless vehicles are still in the early stages of testing, Auro Robotics hopes to deploy similar shuttle services in retirement homes, amusement parks and small island communities.