Driverless buses coming to Fife next year

 

Scotland’s first self-driving bus trial will start between Fife and Edinburgh next year.

The pilot will include five single decker buses travelling across the Forth Road Bridge to and from Ferrytoll park and ride.

The buses will control themselves but a driver will still be required to be present on the bus during the trial as a back-up for passenger safety.

The trial is expected to start in the first half of next year with the project fully operational in 2021.

A driver will still be required to be present on the bus during the trial as a back-up for passenger safety.

The buses will provide a service capable of carrying up to 42 passengers 14 miles across the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh Park train and tram interchange.

Scotland’s Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said, “This collaborative trial, using one of the country’s most iconic transport corridors, shows Scotland is very much open for business in this innovative sector.”

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said autonomous vehicles would “revolutionise the way we travel.”

Funding of £4.35m has been awarded by the UK government for the project.

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. Wendy Cavanagh says:

    aye ye can get tae F**k am goin on nae bus withoot a driver not only that dae ye no think that unemployment is high enough ?????

  2. Kayren Dalton says:

    Meanwhile folk are still homeless!

    £4.35m is ridiculous!! All these electronic taking over jobs! Not be long before more people are on the street!

    Welcome to scotland where we make the rich richer and the poor poorer! 😏

  3. Karen says:

    What a waste of money no wonder there is no jobs wouldn’t like to be a teenager in this era no jobs no dole money may as well put your head in the gas oven

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