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Gov. Ricketts Welcomes Autonomous Vehicle Technology to Nebraska Office of Governor Pete Ricketts — Jun. 26, 2018

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial bill signing event at the Nebraska Innovation Campus for LB 989. LB 989, introduced by Senator Anna Wishart of Lincoln, paves the way for the use of autonomous vehicles (AV) in Nebraska.

Lincoln will test-drive self-driving shuttle, and you can come along Omaha World-Herald — Jun. 26, 2018

Inside the white Navya shuttle, there’s a touch screen and an Xbox controller. There’s no steering wheel. No driver. And on Monday afternoon, the shuttle’s occupants included Gov. Pete Ricketts, state senators and City of Lincoln officials taking the autonomous vehicle for a spin around the Nebraska Innovation Campus parking lot.

Driverless shuttle rides begin this week in Lincoln Lincoln Journal Star — Jun. 25, 2018

You might see a small bus around Lincoln for the next few weeks that’s different from the rest — white, electric and without a driver. You also will have a chance to hop on the bus beginning Thursday by reserving a 15-minute ride online at or by calling 402-441-7566.

Public rides on autonomous shuttle to begin Thursday 1011 News — Jun. 25, 2018

As part of the City’s testing of an autonomous electric shuttle, members of the general public are invited to take a ride and share their thoughts with the project team.

New legislation allows self-driving vehicles on Nebraska roads KETV — Jun. 25, 2018

Wheels are turning on the road to the future in Nebraska. The state is in the driver's seat when it comes to regulating vehicles that don't need one.

Public Rides on Autonomous Shuttle Begin Thursday City of Lincoln Mayor's Office — Jun. 25, 2018

As part of the City's testing of an autonomous electric shuttle, members of the general public are invited to take a ride and share their thoughts with the project team. Public rides will start Thursday, June 28 at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC). The number of rides is limited, so residents are encouraged to reserve their seats online.

Driverless shuttle arrives in Lincoln, will be tested this summer Lincoln Journal Star — Jun. 20, 2018

From horses to trains to cars and airplanes to automated driverless vehicles, Lincoln residents continue to be pioneers, always looking for better ways to travel, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler said as he stood in front of a 15-passenger driverless shuttle that will be tested in the city this summer.

Lincoln to test run autonomous shuttle KLKN — Jun. 20, 2018

Lincoln is trying to take a big step into the future with public transportation. It's one of a handful of cities chosen to test a driver-less shuttle.

Driverless shuttle arrives in Lincoln 1011 News — Jun. 20, 2018

The future of transportation will be spending a summer trial in Lincoln. The Navya autonomous shuttle can fit 11 to 15 people and will soon be on the streets of downtown Lincoln.

University to house Nebraska’s first self-driving shuttle Nebraska Today — Jun. 20, 2018

The university’s epicenter of forward-thinking initiatives will temporarily house the state’s first self-driving shuttle, which was announced June 20 at Nebraska Innovation Studio.

Hey back-seat drivers! Your day has come! WOWT — Jun. 20, 2018

Nebraska is hitching a ride to the future. A driverless shuttle has arrived to ferry the bold from Point A to Point B without the encumbrance of somebody at the wheel.

Mayor Beutler Gives Updates On Next Phase Of Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge; Presents Navya Self Driving Shuttle KLIN — Jun. 20, 2018

Bloomberg Philanthropies gave the city a 100-thousand dollar grant to loan the Navya shuttle for the next phase of their 2018 Mayor’s challenge. At a press conference today, Mayor Chris Beutler presented the self-driving shuttle as the future of public transit.

Novya shuttle arrives in Lincoln for temporary testing KETV — Jun. 20, 2018

The first automated shuttle has arrived in Lincoln.

Arrival of Autonomous Shuttle Begins Next Phase of Project City of Lincoln Mayor's Office — Jun. 20, 2018

Mayor Chris Beutler said the arrival of an autonomous electric shuttle in Lincoln is a historic moment for a project that could be a "game-changer for both the public and private sectors."

Lincoln residents will get a chance to ride in an automated shuttle car Lincoln Journal Star — Jun. 6, 2018

An automated shuttle is heading to Lincoln, part of a city study on using the technology downtown in the future.

City prepares for new driverless shuttle 1011 News — May 31, 2018

A new type of transportation will be hitting the streets of downtown as soon as early June. Lincoln's getting a grant to be one of the first cities around the world to have a driverless shuttle.

Mid-sized cities test new approaches to reducing traffic Medium — May 17, 2018

When a driverless shuttle bus hits the streets of Lincoln, Neb., this summer, it won’t just be a milestone moment for autonomous vehicles. It could also be a turning point for how mid-sized cities think about transportation.

Lincoln residents to be offered a ride in a driverless car Lincoln Journal Star — May 2, 2018

Lincoln residents will be able to see a driverless vehicle in action in June, when the city brings in a demonstration shuttle.

Auto manufacturers praise Nebraska for authorizing driverless vehicles Lincoln Journal Star — Apr. 24, 2018

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers on Tuesday saluted Nebraska as a state that "welcomes new technology and supports innovation" following its enactment of legislation authorizing driverless vehicles to operate on its roadways.

Incubating Innovation: Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Profiles, Part 5 GovTech — April 6, 2018

The work Lincoln, Neb., is doing for the 2018 Bloomberg Mayors Challenge is related to driverless shuttles.

Driverless Shuttle Demo Makes Lincoln a Finalist in 2018 Mayors Challenge City of Lincoln Mayor's Office — Feb. 23, 2018

Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that Lincoln is one of 35 Champion Cities selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies as finalists in the 2018 Mayors Challenge. More than 320 applications were received in the nationwide competition that encourages City leaders to develop bold, inventive ideas to confront City challenges.

Lincoln's driverless shuttle project gets grant, has shot at bigger one Lincoln Journal Star — Feb. 23, 2018

If things go Lincoln's way, residents and visitors to the city could be moving around downtown as passengers in driverless shuttles next year.

Lincoln keeps eyes on driverless movement Lincoln Journal Star — Nov. 25, 2017

When Lincoln didn't get a Smart Cities $50 million grant to create a citywide driverless shuttle service in 2016, city staff didn't give up.


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June 20, 2018, City of Lincoln Mayor's Office News Conference

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February 23, 2018, City of Lincoln Mayor's Office News Conference