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A Self-Driving Electric Bus Is About To Hit Public Roads

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – An electric, driverless shuttle bus will take to the Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200 meter (yard) stretch of road in the first trial of its kind worldwide.

The WePod, one of a fleet to be rolled out in coming years, will ride back and forth in the central Dutch agricultural town of Wageningen.

At 8 kilometers (5 miles) per hour, it’s not going to set a speed record, “but an unmanned vehicle has never been used on public roads,” the project’s technical director, Jan Willem van der Wiel, said. “This is a milestone.”

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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





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