In september this year an experimental free shuttle service featuring electric, driverless busses launched in Lyon, France, the first of its kind in the world! The bus transport 15 people at the same time and are run completely autonomously and don’t have pedals or a steering wheel, though for now each have a human operator on board.
It features a 1,350 meter (about .8 mile) route with five stops around the neighborhood Confluence in the French city, and can drive up to 45 kilometers per hour.
The autonomous equipment on every shuttle includes LiDAR, sterovision cameras, GPS and motion sensors to prevent running into pedestrians.(LiDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth.)
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