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Self-driving shuttle pilot project raises privacy concerns

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 8:16 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Self-driving buses may be the next part of Toronto’s transit structure as City Council has adopted a preliminary plan to launch an automated shuttle bus project in 2020. However, legal experts have a few concerns about the project’s plan to survey riders and share information with other municipal transportation organizations.

The pilot project will test an automated shuttle bus and its potential impact on closing the “last mile” gap — picking up passengers who live just far enough from main transit systems that travel is a...