Austin Airport Test Drives Autonomous Shuttle

"Bryant Walker Smith, an associate professor of law and engineering at the University of South Carolina who specializes in researching policy regarding the use of automated vehicles, said having a single vehicle like the EZ 10 might not translate into a big mobility increase in the airport, but that the idea for projects like this is much larger.

"The vision isn't to have one bus that comes every 10 minutes, but 10 buses that come every minute," Smith said.

Smith said the airport is employing effective safety measures by having its self-driving shuttle travel at slow speeds with a supervisor inside."