Self-driving shuttles will soon begin public testing in Rhode Island

StateScoop: The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to a Michigan-based startup to operate a self-driving shuttle program for one year starting next spring.

In a press release published by the department on Monday, it said that the company, called May Mobility, will be allowed to test six-passenger autonomous shuttles to help service routes between the Providence neighborhood of Olneyville and the city’s downtown area.

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