Driverless bus concept hailed by mobile phone
The leading bus engineering designers in the U.K., Capoco Design, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art have created a driverless bus, which needs room for only the passengers. It’s an electric-biofuel hybrid that can transport up to 24 passengers at once and following a line of magnets embedded under the pavement. You can use your mobile to hail it, specifying your location and your destination, so the bus knows where to pick you up and where you want to be dropped off.
The bus uses satellite navigation and onboard sensors to restrict unsafe speed and direction. Since they mentioned safety, with no personnelle, where does the fate of these passengers lie? Serious trials begin in 2010.
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