Self-Driving Shuttle Drives People Around In This Solar-Powered Town
Babcock Ranch is completely run by solar power and is now using a driverless shuttle to help residents get around
Babcock Ranch is a sustainable town run by solar power, and now it has introduced driverless vehicles as the primary means of transportation for its residents. The Kitson & Partners planned community is located in southwest Florida.
At first, the idea of a solar-powered town seemed far-fetched. But Babcock Ranch has demonstrated a standard that other planned communities can emulate. In addition using the sun’s power alone for its operations, Babcock Ranch wants residents to put their garages to better use than parking. The self-driving shuttle is, of course, solar-powered, and it will serve the residents’ commuting needs within the town.
Syd Kitson, CEO and chairman of Kitson & Partners, believes that the autonomous vehicles provide mobility options for residents, reduce traffic accidents and help residents who do not own cars. Kitson hopes that Babcock Ranch will be a model for cities in the near future.
Lead Image: Babcock Ranch via Facebook
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