A driverless shuttle project has commenced in Greenwich today, raising a fair degree of interest about the passenger experience.
I'm local to the area, so I can see why they've chosen the Thames Path at North Greenwich where passenger density is relatively low. I guess it's better to start slowly with pioneering technology that puts human safety bang in the spotlight.
If these shuttle pods can genuinely offer a supplementary benefit to the existing transport system, then I'm supportive of it. However, I can imagine the cost implications of a larger roll-out may be prohibitive, but I'm optimistic this could catch on - certainly at entertainment destinations like the O2.
If it can get me home late at night without the need for an Uber, then I'm on board!
So you'll get off the Tube and hail a pod on your smart phone and it'll take you home. This is about linking up mass transit systems. That, in turn, will reduce congestion and pollution.