Summer visitors to Canyon Village in Yellowstone National Park will have the opportunity to help the National Park Service test out two electric autonomous shuttles. The eight-passenger vehicles began operating on Wednesday and will run through the end of August. The vehicles can move without a driver (although one is on hand), using GPS and cameras that provide a 360-degree view. Loaded with technology, the small shuttles come with a hefty $300,000 price tag but are being provided for a study that pairs the Park Service with the Department of Transportation. To learn more about the shuttles, check out my story at https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/yellowstone-unveils-electric-automated-shuttles-for-summer-testing/article_e350318d-8d3d-55b6-915a-e3bbf492ec21.html.
Written by Brett French: Outdoor Editor for the Billings Gazette