Local Motors‘ Olli self-driving shuttle has made its debut in the Californian city of Rancho Cordova at the White Rock Corporate Campus, a large business park home to 1,600 employees.

As part of a three-month pilot project primarily funded by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) through a US$90,000 grant and with financial assistance of US$10,000 from the City of Rancho Cordova, Olli is available to campus employees, as well as to the general public.

“One of Olli’s greatest assets is her versatility,” Matt Rivett, said Local Motors EVP, Matt Rivett.

“Olli was designed with an eye on the future of mobility, knowing transportation needs are evolving in a variety of settings, including within the business community. This partnership with Rancho Cordova is definitely a milestone and we anticipate Olli will be embraced as the safe, user-friendly transportation option she is.”

During the three-month pilot project, data will be gathered via passenger surveys to understand the public’s sentiment regarding self-driving shuttles, the potential for congestion relief and better mobility, reduction of single occupant vehicle use and potential for use of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology.

A QR code is provided to passengers via email, which is scanned when riders board. Passengers will be asked to take an online survey while using the shuttle.