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Repurposed: the self-driving Linden LEAP shuttle

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, plans for the Linden LEAP autonomous shuttle have changed from transporting people to transporting free food boxes to a local community in need.

The Linden LEAP began operations in Columbus, Ohio, in February, but a minor incident involving a passenger a few weeks into deployment led to a temporary halt in U.S. operations for all EZ10 autonomous shuttles. In May, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the go-ahead to resume operations in the U.S. once specific safety measures were put into place and coronavirus-related restrictions eased.

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