JTA Receives 6th Autonomous U2C Program Test Vehicle; FSCJ Part Of Latest Test

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has received the sxith in a series of zero-emission, autonomous test vehicles as it moves toward expanding, modernizing and replacing the Skyway monorail system. The Olli 2.0, which JTA took possession of in late-August, is Local Motor’s first electric, 3D-printed autonomous shuttle to be built in the U.S. “When we first announced our plan to retire the Skyway trains and replace them with autonomous vehicles, the JTA set the goal to keep up with the latest advancements. Receiving the first Olli 2.0 shuttle in the United States is proof of that commitment,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. in an email to WJCT News.   JTA started its Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) in 2017 with a test track that ran along Metropolitan Park. Since then, it has tested vehicles from vendors that include Beep and NAVYA. Test vehicles have also been used to shuttle COVID-19 test kits at Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus. The latest test vehicle represents a collaboration between partners that include Beep, Local Motors and Robotic Research. “Deploying the first Olli 2.0 in the U.S. is a huge milestone for Local Motors and supports our mission to provide autonomous, accessible and …

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