The Jacksonville Transportation Authority hosted a demonstration of the Easy Mile EZ10 driverless vehicle Wednesday in the parking lot across from Intuition Ale Works on Bay Street. It is one of the vehicles being considered for the future of the Skyway and Downtown ground transportation as part of the Ultimate Urban Circulator program.
The Easy Mile EZ10 can accommodate six people seated and an additional six standing. The electric vehicle cruises at 12 mph and can reach speeds up to 25 mph. Programming can take a couple of hours to several weeks depending on the complexity of the route traveled. It is guided by lasers on the top and sides of the vehicle, able to detect obstacles in its path.