Edinburgh, UK is preparing

Scotland’s second-largest city has long sought an outsized impact in its public works. When it opened in 1964, the Forth Road Bridge was the longest suspension bridge on Earth outside the U.S. In 2020, testing was set to begin for an AV bus fleet scheduled to go into service the following year, and would be the largest in the world.

An initial pilot involving 5 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 buses was to be funded by a £4.35m grant from the UK government and more than £1.5m from corporate partners including software firm Fusion Processing, Transport Scotland, and busmaker Alexander Dennis. The buses were set to travel along a 14-mile route linking the Ferrytoll Park & Ride in Fife and the Edinburgh Park train and tram station.

Milestones

2019-03-21: Trials of the full-sized autonomous bus, expected to launch in 2020, start at Sharston Depot in Manchester, UK. Link

Further Reading

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1049061/scotland-first-self-driving-buses

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