26 Jul '16, 1pm

Mercedes demonstrates a self-driving bus in Amsterdam

Mercedes demonstrates a self-driving bus in Amsterdam

It’s likely that we will see self-driving buses before we see self-driving cars; they follow relatively fixed routes, (for now, anyway) and bus drivers are a major expense. Mercedes has already demonstrated the Future Bus with CityPilot in the Netherlands, running it twelve miles from Schiphol airport to the town of Haarlem. According to Greg Migliore in Autoblog, CityPilot advances the technology used for Highway Pilot, which was shown on a Mercedes work truck two years ago. The city version is designed to navigate busy areas with lots of people, and it can recognize traffic lights – and communicate with them – and people, obstacles, and other potential things a bus would encounter during urban driving. The bus also can navigate tunnels, brake on its own, and can automatically open and close its doors. It has a top speed of 43.5 miles per hour. © Daimler It apparently has...

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