Driverless shuttle could debut in Downtown Madison, WI this fall

There may be a new way to get from the Near East Side to the Capitol Square this fall: Via a small shuttle bus guided by artificial intelligence software instead of a human.

A driverless shuttle demonstration project is in the works for Madison’s central city.

It calls for a 15-passenger, automated, electric bus to cart passengers a short distance, and to track how well the system works.