Megacities, traffic gridlock, environmental problems, under these circumstances, people's need for mobility to get to work and school and take recreational trips, can’t be met by private transport alone. To fill the gap Daimler has developed a possible solution: an autonomous bus.
What urban public transport could look like in the future is shown by the semi-automated Future Bus with the firm’s CityPilot technology. Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion help the city bus to navigate city streets.
The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is a technology platform to highlight the possibilities of how buses could evolve in the future.
Daimler’s head of trucks and buses, Dr Wolfgang Bernhard explains the benefits of integrating autonomous buses into the transportation system and the hurdles that remain.