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Peoria’s First Autonomous Shuttle Available to Public Feb. 22

Post Date:02/19/2020 1:44 PM

The city of Peoria is testing an autonomous shuttle, Robo Ride, as part of a 60-day pilot program. The fully electric, driverless shuttle opens to the public on Saturday, Feb. 22, and will operate daily from noon to 6 p.m. in the P83 Entertainment District on Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive from Huntington University to Paradise Lane. Robo Ride, which has no steering wheel or pedals, will use a pre-programmed, fixed route with a combination of localization techniques, involving high-powered censors and cameras. No appointment, fee or pre-screening is necessary. Additionally, the shuttle is ADA accessible and has an attendant onboard at all times to ensure riders have a pleasant and safe experience. The Beep Command Center can also communicate with the onboard shuttle attendant at any time. Robo Ride holds up to 10 passengers at a time and will operate at a maximum speed of 15 mph as part of the pilot program. For more information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/transit.

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