NHTSA orders suspension of EasyMile’s driverless shuttles after passenger injury in Ohio
EasyMile has been operating a total of 16 low-speed EZ10 driverless shuttles in 10 US states
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered a temporary suspension of passenger operations on 25 February, for all autonomous electric shuttles from EasyMile in the US after a passenger in Columbus, Ohio, got injured when one of the pilot vehicles made an emergency stop, the French shuttle maker said in a press release today. The accident occurred in the Linden neighborhood in Columbus on Thursday (20 February) when a passenger fell on the floor of the shuttle after the sudden brake. EasyMile said its shuttle was driving at the speed of 7 mph (11 kph).