San Jose to start self-driving car shuttle program
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.