Passengers will be boarding the world’s first full-sized, self-driving bus service in Edinburgh starting in the spring. The project is one of seven successful initiatives from across the UK that together make up the most cutting-edge network of for-profit, autonomous passenger and freight operations in the entire world.
The grants, which are a part of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles‘ Connected and Automated Mobility program, will assist British businesses in taking advantage of early opportunities to transform experimental projects into products that are ready for the market.
Self-driving vehicles have the potential to revolutionise passenger travel and public transportation, improving connectivity between rural areas, and lessening human error-related traffic accidents.
UK government is also committed to introducing legislation that will enable the safe and timely rollout of self-driving vehicles on UK roads.
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