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World Safety feeling in the autonomous bus - Successful pilot test in Karlsruhe

01:55  17 september  2021
01:55  17 september  2021 Source:   auto-motor-und-sport.de

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In Karlsruhe, autonomously driving minibuses were tested in public transport. The offer arrived well with the passengers.

  Sicherheitsgefühl im autonom fahrenden Bus - Erfolgreicher Pilotversuch in Karlsruhe © Eva-Shuttle / Paul Gärtner

in the Karlsruhe district of Weiheld-Dammerstock were tested from the end of April to the end of June and on weekends in the summer month of July Autonomous small buses in real road traffic. The three vehicles were not bound to fixed routes, unlike other projects. Customers were able to book trips and were picked up at the request.

Approval of the passengers

as the Portal Heise reported online, the offer of self-propelled buses has been reviewed positively by the customers. According to the information, about 1,200 people were transported at 750 trips. 93 percent of the respondents said they would have felt safe during the journey. Appeal also found the flexibility of the offer without rigid timetables or stops.

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