"Businessman building innovative lodge for downtown's bachelor(ette)s, conventioneers wants to use autonomous vehicles to shuttle guests... ...Because Cleveland's lot is so small, parking will be non-existent. Cleveland hopes guests will use Uber and Lyft, take taxis, loaner bikes, or walk. The $25 million Division Street enhancements going on right now will extend to the property and improve walking and biking safety around the future hotel.
Some guests will inevitably have a car though, so Cleveland has come up with an innovative idea. Guests can park at a lot down the street and a driverless car will follow them and bring them back to the hotel. “People will fly into Nashville just to experience this,” Cleveland says. Eventually, a second driverless car may be deployed to shuttle guests to popular tourist destinations.
There is only one problem with the plan. Driverless cars aren’t legal on Tennessee roads. That doesn’t deter Cleveland. This hotel developer is a proven business leader who founded Swiftwick athletic socks, is CEO of Hobby Express, a manufacturer of radio-controlled airplanes, spent 17 years in the transportation business and has held management positions at nine other companies. He knew what to do..." - Segment from Nashville Banner article.
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Original Article by Nashville Banner's, Amy Eskind