Amsterdam tests electric driverless boats on canals

Amsterdam is to start testing driverless electric boats on its canals.

The Dutch city’s more than 60 miles of waterways will host prototypes of fully-autonomous electric vessels, to carry out tasks including transporting passengers and picking up waste.

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are collaborating on the Roboat project that aims to develop new ways of navigating the world’s waterways without a human hand at the wheel.