Thu
Apr 20 2017
10:54 am

Looks good.

from knoxnews.com ...

Knoxville officials announced a driverless trolley is coming to Knoxville, made by Local Motors – but it probably won’t hit the streets until 2018, and will have an attendant on board for safety and peace of mind.

Self-driving trolley comes to Knoxville

Olli

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michael kaplan's picture

A trolley, by definition, is

A trolley, by definition, is a device that carries electric current from an overhead wire to an electrically driven vehicle. Boston and Berlin have trolley-driven vehicles; Knoxville has goofy, oversized, retro vehicles driven by internal-combustion engines. It would be nice - and a step forward for downtown - if the 'self-driving' feature were accompanied by a modern, compact, electric- or hybrid-powered body.

Factchecker's picture

I thought it is an EV. Maybe

I thought it is an EV. Maybe the early ones are more conventional, but that wouldn't make sense to design and use it that way. Almost sure it's EV.

Incidentally, IMO this could be a pretty good idea if it pans out correctly. That is, developed properly and is accepted by the public. The other main product from Local Motors, however, is the 3D printing of "cars." I don't see that going anywhere, but maybe it will contribute something good in the 3D print world.

Bill Lyons's picture

Olli is an EV

FYI. Olli is an EV.

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"I thought it is an EV. Maybe the early ones are more conventional, but that wouldn't make sense to design and use it that way. Almost sure it's EV."

michael kaplan's picture

that looks good. seems to be

that looks good. seems to be bi-directional as well (although there is a door on one side only).

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