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September 26, 2023

Orlando debuts self-driving shuttle that will whisk passengers around downtown

Orlando has launched its own self-driving shuttle service that will transport passengers around downtown, bringing a taste of the high-tech future to the tourist destination.The shuttle, which uses artificial intelligence and a fleet of electric cars, is now providing a free service around the city's Creative Village complex, a sprawling redevelopment project.Passengers can board the shuttle at several designated stops, or "hubs," and tell it where they want to go. The shuttle will then take them to their destination without any driver intervention.The shuttle service, which is in its trial stage, is being operated by Beep, a Florida-based company that specializes in autonomous transportation.The service is the first of its kind in Orlando and a significant milestone for autonomous vehicle technology. It is also believed to be the first self-driving shuttle service in a major American city.The company is gradually expanding its service, with plans to introduce new routes and destinations in the near future.Beep's fleet of shuttles is equipped with an array of sensors, cameras, and artificial intelligence that allow them to safely navigate the streets without any human intervention. The vehicles are also equipped with handheld tablets for riders to communicate with staff if needed.