The City of Arlington is committed to managing its infrastructure and technology investments to advance the future of mobility for people, goods and services. Deploying autonomous vehicle technology in real-world environments is one way Arlington has demonstrated its leadership on this issue.

In October 2018, Arlington became the first Texas city to offer an on-street driverless transportation option to the general public with partner Drive.ai. The company’s vehicles operated on streets within Arlington's world-class Entertainment District, using an on-demand system to connect passengers with employment centers, restaurants, entertainment venues, and public recreational spaces. After conducting over 760 trips and logging more than 440 miles in autonomous mode, the successful pilot program concluded in May 2019. According to a survey of riders, 98 percent said they felt safe and 91 percent said they thought their ride was smooth.

This type of innovative transportation technology isn't new for The American Dream City. In 2017, Arlington became the first city in the United States to offer continuous autonomous shuttle service to the public, with the Milo pilot program. Using EasyMile autonomous vehicles, this program operated off-street in the Entertainment District, connecting passengers from parking areas to Arlington’s entertainment venues. The program served over 110 events, and 99% of surveyed riders reported feeling safe and enjoying their ride on Milo. Click here for more information about the 2017-2018 Milo autonomous shuttle pilot program.

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For more information, please contact Lyndsay Mitchell, Strategic Planning Manager, at 817-459-6653
or Ann Foss, Principal Planner, at 817-459-6678.