Autonomous buses will hit Swiss streets this spring

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Autonomous cars are the hot topic in the transportation world right now, as evidenced by Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Google rushing head-first into implementing the tech. However, self-driving cars aren’t the be-all and end-all of piloted driving. Buses, too, will benefit from leaps forward in driverless technology.

Proving that point, CarPostal, the company leading public transportation in Switzerland, is launching a two-year autonomous bus pilot program in the tourist areas of Sion, Valais. The test-run will be operated by Swiss startup BestMile, which has developed software to “control fleets of autonomous vehicles in the same way a control tower does in an airport,” according to a company press release. Read more…

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