Driverless vehicles showcased in front of Trenton City Hall to promote pilot program
Driverless vehicles were on display in Mercer County on Thursday in what could be a sign of the future.
One of the stops was at Trenton City Hall. The city plans to participate in a pilot program for public autonomous vehicles, which would replace taxis and ride-sharing vehicles.
“That would be able to go to the pharmacy, that would be able to go to the grocery store, that would be able to go across town to visit their relatives. The fact remains in Trenton 70% of our residents are transportation challenged,” says Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora.
“We succeed here, we can then grow to the rest of Mercer County. We can then replicate that in Newark, Camden, Perth Amboy,” says Princeton University Professor Alain Kornhauser.
The company May Mobility did not demonstrate the car's autonomous driving during the event. The company says the streets of Trenton aren't mapped yet for the vehicle to drive there.