JTA opens test track to future for self-driving transit shuttles


The self-driving vehicle starts moving as silently as the computer that operates it and the electric battery that powers it.

There is none of the hiss that accompanies a train on electrified rails.

This transit vehicle runs on rubber tires and pavement as it glides down a test track opened Wednesday by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.

It’s not the most glamorous ride. The vehicle itself has a sleek design but doesn’t make Skyway trains look yesteryear.