Olli, a 3D printed, self-driving shuttle developed by Local Motors, made its debut recently at Technology Park Atlanta in Peachtree Corners and is now open to the public for free rides. (Courtesy City of Peachtree Corners)

Self-driving shuttle in Peachtree Corners open to the public

Olli, a 3D printed, self-driving shuttle developed by Local Motors, made its debut recently at Technology Park Atlanta in Peachtree Corners. The 500-acre existing technology park is home to over 7,000 employees. Over the next three months, the Olli shuttle is available for use by the general public.

This is the first location in the nation where the electrically powered Olli shuttle will be tested alongside drivers and pedestrians on a 1.5-mile public street.

According to the city, “data will be gathered via rider surveys to understand the public’s sentiment regarding self-driving shuttles, the potential for congestion relief, better mobility, and the reduction of single occupant vehicle use.”

Two Olli shuttles will operate weekdays on the test track on Technology Parkway from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. The city is asking anyone interested in riding Olli to park at Peachtree Corners City Hall, 310 Technology Parkway and walk across the street to the Olli stop at the corner of Westech Drive and Technology Parkway.

Register for a free ride and sign a waiver at www.RideOlli.com. A QR code will be provided to riders via email which is scanned when riders board. Riders will be asked to take an online survey after riding Olli.

Information: www.localmotors.com and www.PeachtreeCornersGA.gov/ride-olli.

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