Florida: driverless bus shut down for putting children at ‘inappropriate’ risk

Transdev was granted permission by US traffic safety agency in March to use shuttle for testing purposes, but not as a school bus

A US government agency has ordered a transport company to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle as the testing could be putting them at “inappropriate” risk.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in an order issued late on Friday that Transdev North America’s use of its driverless shuttle in the Babcock Ranch community in south-west Florida was “unlawful and in violation of the company’s temporary importation authorization”.

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