ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington’s next phase of testing self-driving vehicles will have them on streets in the city’s entertainment district by October, according to a presentation set to be given to the city council Tuesday.
At least three vehicles could be on the road by October 19th, the presentation shows, on streets with a speed limit under 35 mph. The routes would include streets around AT&T Stadium, Texas Live!, Globe Life Park and Six Flags.
Arlington tested low-speed, Milo shuttles on trails around the stadiums for the past year, but not on streets.
Drive.ai started operating it’s vehicles in July in a Frisco business park. They operate with safety drivers for now, but are expected to advance to ride-along chaperones, and later to remote operators.
Arlington’s presentation says program planning will continue through August, with a total cost of $435,000 to $687,500 depending on options chosen.