The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport announced the start of a driverless shuttle pilot program in an Aug. 2 news release.
Now in a public testing phase, the airport’s Easy Mile EZ10 driverless shuttle transports passengers going between the Barbara Jordan Terminal and the rental car and ground transportation facilities.
Additional route options may be explored with further testing.
The vehicle is electric, driverless and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
While it operates autonomously, an airport attendant is present to assist travelers and for safety purposes during this pilot stage.
The pilot program provides a green mobility solution that benefits both travelers and the environment, according to the release, and is one step the airport is taking to meet the city’s strategic goals for health and environment by the 2023 target.