San Jose to start self-driv­ing car shut­tle pro­gram

The Fresno Bee - - News -

San Jose res­i­dents may soon see driver­less cars shut­tling pas­sen­gers be­tween down­town and San­tana Row.

The Bay Area’s largest city on Thurs­day an­nounced it has signed an agree­ment to launch an au­tonomous ve­hi­cle pi­lot project with MercedesBenz and Bosch.

The project is ex­pected to kick off in the sec­ond half of 2019 as an on­de­mand ride hail­ing ser­vice.

Un­der the project, SClass sedans car­ry­ing two safety driv­ers who can take over in case of an emer­gency will ferry pas­sen­gers along W. San Car­los Street and Stevens Creek Blvd.

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