Utah gets a look at an automated shuttle than may signal a coming era of driverless travel

Utahns will soon have the ability to take a test ride in the state’s first fully autonomous vehicle as part of a pilot program featuring an automated street shuttle. Brought to the state by the Utah Department of Transportation in partnership with the Utah Transit Authority, the shuttle had its first public test run Thursday.

The vehicle is now legally able to operate on Utah roads after state lawmakers passed a bill allowing testing of the shuttle to move from a closed track to sidewalks and state roads.