Residents invited to driverless vehicle demonstration

Residents are invited to test ride the relatively new driverless technology this week

  • Residents board an EasyMile EZ10 driverless shuttle during a demonstration in February (Photo by Zack Maxwell / Arlington Voice)
    Residents board an EasyMile EZ10 driverless shuttle during a demonstration in February (Photo by Zack Maxwell / Arlington Voice)
Zack Maxwell

The City of Arlington is inviting residents to take a test ride on its autonomous shuttle service, Milo, on Tuesday and Friday.

In operation since the end of August, the Milo service features two driverless shuttles which ferry up to 12 passengers at a time between parking lots and venues within the Entertainment District.

The shuttles use driverless technology to move along pre-programmed routes on off-street trails in Richard Greene Linear Park and Robert Cluck Linear Park. Despite being driverless, law dictates each shuttle must have an “operator” inside to operate a control panel should things go awry.

The City is paying approximately $272,000 to lease two shuttles from France-based EasyMile for one year. Rides on the EZ10 shuttles are free, and they run one hour before and after Rangers and Cowboys games.

The City is inviting residents to a demonstration of the service on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 17. Participants must register in advance through the City’s website. Rides will occur in the afternoon on both days starting at 2 p.m.