Driverless Buses Hit Finnish City Helsinki's Roads

Posted: Aug 18 2016, 7:55am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Driverless Buses Hit Finnish City Helsinki's Roads
Credit: YLE
  • Finland Gets Its First Driverless Bus

Driverless bus pilots on Finland’s roads.

Finnish city Helsinki is getting its own fleet of driverless buses. The bus will be seen being driven on the roads in a pilot program. This bus is introduced as a part of driverless autonomous transport system for public in Europe.

According to Finland’s legislation, it is not essential for a vehicle to be driven by a driver only thus the country can afford to go with this kind of pilot program. The trails will continue till mid of September, according to Finnish news outlet YLE.

The autonomous driverless bus has started its first journey in the Hernesaari district of Helsinki at Finland. The buses can be seen on the streets of district providing transport facility for general public.

These mini buses are being recognized by local traffic authority” Trafi” in order to be on road functioning fully.

The mini and cute Easy Mile bus is being driven in Finland as a test project. Finland is one of the first countries that has gone with these robotic mini buses.

It is said that Dubai has signed a contract in which the authorities of state will allow the Easy Mile to go for Dubai as well. Another fact is that a Japanese mall also have started using them as shuttles for the people who come for shopping.

These buses won’t be going for long journeys as they are being made for shorter routes. This version is specifically made in order to improve the autonomous and robotic driving better for future.

Thus the data gained by this pilot project will certainly help in providing the best kind of facility in near future. Robotic buses are definitely a huge part of future public transport. The test runs like these will make sure that this future comes quickly for our daily lives.

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