It’s been turning heads around downtown for a while, and now top officials are in Rochester this morning (1130am) for the official launch of a driverless shuttle dubbed the “Med City Mover.”  MN-DOT’s Mike Dougherty says there *is* a human attendant always on board:

“They haven’t had to intervene in any sort of emergency situations, but it’s just a good safeguard,… and it’s a human being on there so they can answer questions as well to people that are riding.”

Dougherty says there have been no mishaps.  It’s a pilot project as MN-DOT studies the viability of driverless vehicles, and in particular how they perform in winter driving conditions.