Grand Rapids, Michigan Considers Autonomous Shuttle Pilot

A driverless shuttle could be coming to downtown Grand Rapids as early as next spring as part of an effort to shape the future of the city’s mass transportation scene.

Grand Rapids is considering a partnership with the Ann Arbor-based May Mobility, which would bring an driverless shuttle to the city for a one-year pilot program starting in March 2019.

The trial run would cost about $750,000, with Grand Rapids paying up to $250,000, May Mobility paying another $250,000, and private-sector partners picking up the remaining $250,000.