Autonomous Buses Embark, A New Era Of Transportation In Atlanta
In a series of events that are on course to change the face of the transportation industry, Atlanta witnessed a smooth inaugural run of Autonomous Buses. The vehicle traversed a mile-long stretch of North Avenue, checking sensors embedded in the “smart corridor.”
The boxy red bus-like vehicle, took off on Thursday- from Ponce City Market to Midtown. The driverless experience is indeed what made the trip unique for the certain few who were on board. The test of self-driving Transdev EZ10 marked the first of what promises to be many trips by autonomous vehicles on the streets of Atlanta.
The test on North Avenue in the city’s bustling Midtown area meant that Atlanta has become one of the largest urban areas to test autonomous vehicles, joining Sao Paulo and Shanghai.
–ABC News Station
While the vehicles are capable of driving themselves, drivers were on hand, but they “made minimal human interventions” during the trips. With the concept tested, more refinements will be made, as the system is expanded to stretch more than two miles to Georgia Tech.