The autonomous bus revolution has arrived. Urban mobility is changing the lives of commuters and the face of five European smart city streets. An autonomous public transit service has already started its testing and will complete tests in real conditions in five European countries under a European Union initiative, part of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme, between April and October 2020.
The autonomous vehicles will be tested in real-life traffic conditions with all the shuttle bus solutions offering an all-inclusive service for autonomous last-mile transport.
The EU-funded FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) project will run the pilot tests in Gjesdal (Norway), Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) in the spring and fall. Pilots will also be launched in Lamia (Greece) and Helmond (The Netherlands) in the fall this year. The autonomous buses will join the existing public transport systems.
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