Self-driving vehicles engaging Cobb County students in STEM

Brianna Brathwaite and 70 of her Sprayberry High School classmates got a lesson Thursday that went beyond the wheel in terms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Brathwaite hopped on The Hopper, Cobb County’s first autonomous vehicle for public transit. The vehicle follows two routes in the Cumberland area: one to the Galleria Office Park and another to The Battery Atlanta.

“We could sit and have a conversation with each other and not just face forward,” Brathwaite said. “I thought we would move faster, but the fact we went slow made me feel more secure, and I wasn’t afraid the whole time. I actually felt safe in it.”

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