Dr Martin Kagerbauer and Christian Klinkhardt explain the thinking behind the new autonomous bus trial underway in Germany and explain what the next steps for the project are.
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The autonomous shuttles will run on a 1.6km route connecting the local train station to the premises of companies in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Singapore has taken the autonomous bus plunge with two routes now in operation in a pilot scheme set to run until the end of April.
Keolis is trialling autonomous electric shuttles in the city of Gothenburg, which carry eight passengers along a 1.8km route in the Swedish city.
The two transport firms have teamed up in a bid to launch an all-in-one transit service for passengers with accessibility needs, starting with a pilot in Arlington and the University of Texas.
The trial used electric NAVYA Autonom shuttles to ferry students around Sharjah University City - one of the largest integrated educational campuses in the world.
The operation intends to be instrumental in addressing today's most critical mobility, accessibility, and transportation difficulties, including congestion reduction and advanced pedestrian and road safety.
Along with a driver, passengers will be allowed on board towards the end of summer 2020 as part of the second phase of trials.
The pilot autonomous project - SmartBus - aims to increase mobility among the residents (of whom less than 50 per cent have access to a car) and bring the neighbourhood closer together.
A Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) spokesperson said the end of the autonomous vehicle trial in Armidale marked an important milestone in the future of autonomous transportation.
'Project Qatar Mobility’ aims to create a holistic ecosystem for autonomous driving, including the creation of an appropriate legal framework, smart city infrastructure and transfer of knowledge, which can be used as a blueprint to transform urban mobility, both in Qatar and beyond.
Georgia Tech and Delta Airlines have been testing autonomous vehicles at the Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners to collect data about potential applications within airports.
The framework from the United Nations (UN) highlights the need to prioritise public safety when implementing autonomous vehicles in society.