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CONTINENTAL CUBE FOR SELF-DRIVING TRIALS TO FRANKFURT
Continental sees self-driving taxis as an obvious application for autonomous vehicles, particularly in cities such as Berlin, where the company says the average daily distance traveled by car is 20.2 km (12.5 mi) spread across three trips a day.Read article
AUTONOMOUS BUSES TESTED ON THE RUSSIAN ISLAND
The first driverless Russian bus, named Matryoshka, will soon be tested on the Russian Island (Far Eastern Federal District). The tests are being conducted in cooperation with Bakulin Motors Group company, as reported by the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) press office.Read article
Get on board for the biggest bus event in the world
Busworld Europe and UITP have joined forces to bring the sector an unmissable event: the 'UITP - Busworld International Bus Conference'. For the very first time, UITP's established 'International Bus Conference' will take place in conjunction with Busworld Europe in Kortrijk and this under the theme 'Integrate + Connect!'.
The conference is taking place at Monday 23 October and Tuesday 25 October, followed by the 'UITP Research & Innovation Day' on 25 October.
REINVENTING THE BUS
Two startups in Berlin are developing on-demand shuttle buses, equipped with software that figures out where people are and where they want to go, tracing algorithmically optimized routes around town. One is owned by Volkswagen and will deploy fleets of VW vans, while the other is building an adapted platform for urban planners to link roving shuttles into local transport networks.Read article
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S OPERATES SELF-DRIVING BUSES ACROSS CAMPUS
The University of Michigan has acquired some interesting developments in the self-driving space. Now its dedicated research facility, Mcity, is putting some of its expertise into practice by launching the campus' first driverless shuttles.Read article