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Self-driving bus unveiled at TAMU-CC

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's new self-driving bus
Posted at 5:51 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 18:54:55-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The future of public transportation is taking off in Corpus Christi.

The RTA is launching the region's first autonomous shuttle bus.

The unveiling happened this morning at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi University. The school’s staff got to try it out for the first time.

The self-driving bus will navigate across different points on the campus, transporting up to 12 students each ride.

“One of the things that we are working very hard is to make sure folks know is that we are a hub for research and innovation … that Corpus Christi is a place that is very cutting edge and our university is right there leading that cutting-edge innovation,” TAMU-CC president and CEO Kelly Miller said. “And this is just a very public way for people to know about that.”

The service will be offered to students for free. Students will be able to track the shuttle's location through an app on their phones.