28 Aug '17, 12pm

Are Autonomous Buses the Answer for Efficient Transportation and Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption?

Are Autonomous Buses the Answer for Efficient Transportation and Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption? 28 August 2017 by Dave Crichton Driverless cars are poised to decongest personal car traffic, shrink our eco footprint, free up parking spaces and reduce the frequency of collisions by about 90%. This could result in a conservative estimate of $642 billion in cost savings. But as promising as autonomous private vehicles are, could self-driven buses outshine them? Recent innovations in autonomous public transport. It’s not hard to imagine a computer program directing buses to pick up and drop off passengers, because it’s already being done. Autonomous bus prototypes have hit the streets in select areas around the world. In May 2017, Reno, Nevada, boasted that it is laying the groundwork for the industry’s first driverless bus program, launching a three-phase process to ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/08/20170828-crichton...

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