Auro Robotics (YC S15) Is Testing A Driverless Shuttle System On College Campuses

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College students may soon be taking autonomous shuttles from class to class and wherever else they need to go on campus.

YC-backed Auro Robotics is currently testing their driverless shuttle system at several universities, and is actually beginning to deploy shuttles on the campus of Santa Clara University.

The company is also planning to expand to other markets like amusement parks, retirement communities and small islands, with some projects in those spaces already set to take off “in the later part of this year.”

Auro has chosen to focus on these small, contained environments largely because they are controlled by private corporations, and thus are not subject to the heavy government regulation that Google and other companies are stuck behind with their driverless cars.

Current shuttle prototype from Auro Robotics, founded by Nalin Gupta, Jit Ray Chowdhury and Srinivas Reddy. Current shuttle prototype from Auro Robotics, founded by Nalin Gupta, Jit Ray Chowdhury and Srinivas Reddy.

“The unique advantage this strategy gives us is that we are able to mobilize the shuttles now instead…

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