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Volvo to test full-size driverless bus in Singapore

5. 3. 2019 | Reuters | www.reuters.com

Sweden’s Volvo Buses and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) unveiled a full-size autonomous electric bus for testing this year in the city state.

High-density Singapore has been encouraging the development of driverless technology in hopes that its residents will use more shared vehicles and public transport. Tests with one bus on the university campus could begin in a few weeks to months, before moving to public roads after regulatory approvals, NTU President Subra Suresh told reporters. A second bus will undergo tests at a city bus depot.

Autonomous Volvo bus

The 12-metre (39 ft) vehicle can carry up to 80 passengers and is the world’s first full-size, autonomous electric bus, Volvo and NTU said. “This is the type of vehicle that real operators would use and that’s why it is a milestone,” Håkan Agnevall, president of Volvo Buses, told reporters. The city-state is hoping to deploy autonomous buses on public roads in three different districts from 2022.

Read more at Reuters

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