The future is now in Montreal. As part of new pilot project launched by Transdev Canada, a company focused on transit innovation, in partnership with the city of Montreal, a new self-driving shuttle will hit the streets in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.\nAuthur Nicolet, CEO of Transdev, described the project as a first in Canada. The automated shuttles are a product of EasyMile, which calls itself as a "pioneer in driverless technologies."\nThe new shuttles will "circulate in normal daily traffic conditions, crossing intersections equipped with intelligent traffic signals with which the shuttles communicate, thus providing useful connectivity to the inhabitants of Montreal, as it shuttles between the Olympic Park and the Maisonneuve Market," according to a press release from EasyMile.\nWatch the MTLBlog video below for more information and to see the self-driving shuttle in action:\nThe vehicles are fully electric and dock at their charging station in the Olympic Park, according to the EasyMile project manager. MTLBlog correspondant Ariel Lefkowitz further explains that four sensors at each corner of the vehicle allow it to move through the streets safely.\nThe self-driving shuttles are FREE for Montrealers to ride for the entire duration of the pilot — from June 21st to August 4th. The loaf-shaped cars can hold 12 people and reach 15 miles per hour.\nView this post on Instagram Just found this picture and thought it was perfect for Throwback Thursday. #tbt Throwback to May 2017, already 1 year ago, while we were presenting with Trandev the future of mobility at the UITP summit in Montreal. To keep up to date with @easymile ’s deployments, check our website : link in bio. #tbt #autonomous #electric #driverless #shuttle #software #future #IT #startup #smartcity #technology #AV #AI #memories #mobility #montreal A post shared by EasyMile (@easymile) on May 31, 2018 at 5:34am PDT\nThere is hope that, if the project is successful, more self-driving public transport could come to the city. Autonomous traffic, without the variables of human error and arrogance, could mean less congestion and more mobility for city residents.\nThe proliferation of electric vehicles could also drastically reduce carbon emisisions.\nCatch a ride on the new shuttle between the Olympic Park and Maisonneuve Market from Monday to Sunday, 10 Am to 6 PM.\nRead more with Radio-Canada here.