Autonomous idea for Somerset resort

Driverless pods could soon be operating on the seafront in Weston-Super-Mare as part of the local council’s plans for the area.

The Bristol Post reports North Somerset Council is investigating the possibility of introducing autonomous vehicles on the seafront and around the town centre as part of its 10 year Placemaking strategy for the resort.

It says the vehicles are likely to be based on the prom and would follow a set route along the seafront and into the town.

Passengers would pay a fee to use the vehicles.

There are also plans, as part of the driverless vehicle idea, to further regenerate the seafront.

It’s also looking at a series of walking and cycling routes along the seafront.


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