Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Lincoln will test the elements of an “autonomous vehicle Uber-pool” by simulating the experience of calling a vehicle through an app, engaging residents along the way to identify best pickup and drop-off spots and key application features.
One thing we're discovering through testing
Through this process, the Lincoln team has inadvertently created an ‘innovation lab’. They have annexed an unused space in City Hall to host tests with residents. They used the space to draw a life-size outline of an AV shuttle on the floor and invited residents to ‘get in’ and give feedback. The space also hosts the data they are gathering, which has garnered interest from other City Hall staff.
The space creates a level of excitement, people can see progress and they feel like they’re involved in something.David Young, Fiber Infrastructure and Right of Way Manager, City Public Works and Utilities Department