Driverless buses to be tested in the Kansas City Northland, Missouri

A joint project involving involving RideKC and Park Hill Schools will soon test driverless buses in the Northland.

Twelve-passenger autonomous buses will be tested on private property at Zona Rosa before the end of this summer.

An operator will be on board, just to be on the safe side, said Bob Bennett, Kansas City chief innovation officer.

“In the event that he has to reassume control, he can do that, or she can do that, with a control device that looks an awful lot like a Nintendo controller,” Bennett said.