A Driverless City Bus Could Be Coming To Bismarck
Don't be surprised if you see a city bus in Bismarck without a driver. According to the Bismarck Tribune, this test pilot program could be coming to the city.
The City of Bismarck is considering a pilot program testing the use of autonomous vehicle technology on the city streets. In other words, a driverless city bus.
This technology has been in the works for sometime now, and in place in other cities throughout the country. Ride-sharing companies are already testing the system, such as UBER.
If approved, the bus would be rented for six months from March through October 2019 at a cost between $75,000 and $85,000 with some grant funding to supplement some of the cost of the test program.
The route will be determined at a later date but the city is considering a route between downtown and the Capitol grounds.
The pilot program is already in place in cities like Minneapolis and Las Vegas. Plus, I'm sure at a major airport, you've been on an airport tram or train. That too is driverless.