A cross-disciplinary group of faculty is proposing a Mason Autonomous Vehicle Systems (MAVS) Lab as a George Mason University research initiative that would pilot driverless electric shuttles at Mason and in Fairfax City.
MAVS is proposing a three phase development strategy.
Phase I- Pilot a driverless electric shuttle system between Mason and downtown Fairfax City on University Drive;
Phase II- Expand the pilot to the West Campus shuttle including other on demand routes and extending the Fairfax route to Route 50; and
Phase III- Replace the CUE bus system and Mason to Metro Shuttle with SASSy shuttles and guidance systems for driver controlled cars and trucks.