Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has been selected to test pilot an autonomous-vehicle shuttle service starting next month.
“Olli” autonomous shuttles will start circling the base from Henderson Hall Gate to Wright Gate and will be open for service members and their guests as early as May.
The vehicles are 3D-printed, electronic, and seat eight people, according to manufacturer Local Motors.
The pilot program is scheduled to last 90 days. The shuttle route aims to connect buildings on the base including the health clinic, child care center, dining hall, library, and chapel, according to a Local Motors press release.
“This pilot is for a brief period to assist the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps collect data about autonomous vehicles on military installations,” JBMHH spokesman Michael Howard told ARLnow Monday.