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Self-driving electric buses are here, and they’re canoeing round Málaga

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Self-driving electric buses are here, and they’re canoeing round Málaga

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The Spanish city of Málaga has launched an free electric bus account – the first activity of its kind in Europe.

Looping around an eight-kilometer amplitude of the city six times a day, the 60-seater bus is able with sensors and cameras that use bogus intelligence to advance its decisions based on data recorded along the route.

There is a driver at the wheel to take ascendancy if necessary, as Spanish law does not currently allow cartage to accomplish after one.

A scattering of European cities, including Copenhagen and Hamburg, have run trials involving eight-seater driverless electric shuttles, but this is the first time a regular-sized bus has been used.

“The bus knows at all times where it is and what is around it,” said Rafael Durban Carmona, head of the southern analysis of Spanish carriage company Avanza.

It can also collaborate with cartage lights that are able with sensors that alert the bus when they turn red, Carmona told Agence France-Presse.

The activity stems from the AutoMost pilot affairs and is funded by Spain’s Centre for Automated Technological Development (CDTI), an agency that aims to advance technologies for the automation of cartage in urban and automated carriage applications.

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Avanza is alive with 11 ally on the project, including the Irizar Group, and has also cooperated with the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Insia, CEIT-IK4 , and the University of Vigo.


In March 2019, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses launched the ‘world’s first’ full-sized electric free bus trials, and last month Singapore’s first bartering driverless bus account was announced.

The account will cover two routes at Singapore Science Park 2 and Jurong Island over a three-month pilot, during which time data will be calm to assess the activity of the on-demand account as well as commuter safety and account reliability.

Singapore has been a key testbed in the development of driverless technology over the past five years.

In 2016, US software firm nuTonomy (later acquired by Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group) launched the world’s first driverless taxi trials in the city-state.

Appear March 10, 2021 — 14:13 UTC

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