Many Minnesotans Approve of Driverless Buses, Survey Shows

February 19, 2018 06:43 PM

Driverless buses are still a long way from replacing regular transportation buses, but it has captured Minnesota's attention with their development. 

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After a recent survey done by MnDOT, many Minnesotan's are in favor of driverless buses. 

During Super Bowl week, more than 1,300 people took a driverless bus as their means for transportation. At first, 84 percent of people were apprehensive about the technology. However, after riding the bus 95 percent said they felt safe.

The Driverless Bus Pilot Project, which MnDOT stated costs about $200,000, is expected to run at least until April. 

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The people who rode in the buses only traveled about a block, and these buses are not likely to take over regular transportation buses any time soon. 

The advancement in transportation technology is a Minnesota first, and also a country-wide first, in testing it in winter-like weather. 




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