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Autonomous shuttle service to be tested on Peoria street

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 19:01:38-05

PEORIA, Ariz. - The Phoenix suburb of Peoria will be the testing ground for an autonomous shuttle service later this month.

The Peoria City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to fund a pilot program with Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company.

Beep will begin operating a 10-passenger shuttle on Feb. 22. It will run between noon and 6 p.m. in the city's entertainment district. The shuttle has no steering wheel or pedals. But there will be an attendant on board who will be in communication with Beep's command center.

The vehicle will travel no faster than 15 mph. The program will run for 60 days.