UK government backing helps launch world first self-driving bus

Passengers will be boarding the world’s first fully sized, self-driving bus service in Edinburgh from the Spring.  CAVForth II has been awarded £10.4million in UK government and industry funding, following its first trial with volunteers on board the journey over the Forth Road Bridge between Edinburgh Park and Ferrytoll park-and-ride in Fife.

Edinburgh Napier University’s role in the project has centred around studying people’s attitudes towards automated buses, their experiences on board and see how the services could change how they choose to get around.  Other partners in the project include Fusion Processing Ltd, Alexander Dennis Limited and the University of the West of England.

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