The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority is deploying four nearly autonomous vehicles to supplement a program that lets riders receive subsidized rides to or from bus stops in certain areas.

The new vehicles, which will service areas surrounding the University of South Florida, are being leased from the tech company Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). Private donations from local businesses are funding the lease price of the Teslas.

“They’re like little spaceships,” said Cesar Hernandez, government…