NHTSA pulls plug on Florida self-driving school bus, abruptly ending bold experiment

Children may someday ride in self-driving school buses, but—as a Florida community learned the hard way—that mode of transportation is not yet ready. Federal safety regulators last month demanded that the community stop carrying students on an autonomous shuttle designed to look like a school bus. A cease-and-desist letter sent by National Traffic Highway Safety Administration officials said using the vehicle for that purpose “puts the safety of children and others at risk.”