UK's first autonomous bus on road trials in Scotland

From 'Highways Magazine' 26/4/2022

"The UK’s 'first full-sized autonomous bus' will take to the roads in Scotland this week as live testing begins for project CAVForth.

On-road testing of the autonomous, driverless, bus will take place without passengers over the next two weeks in preparation for the launch of the CAVForth pilot service in late summer.

The estimated cost of the scheme is around £6.1m. Project CAVForth is part-funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.

Transport Scotland's partners on the scheme include Stagecoach, Fusion Processing and Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL).

Chris Gall, ADL group engineering director, suggested the scheme could 'move towards passenger services later in the year' adding that 'the project will be a landmark demonstration of future technologies in transport'."

click here for a short video interview about autonomous buses, from the launch of the project in Scotland in 2019, from 'Highways Magazine'

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