2016 Mercedes-Benz Future Bus
Not really the kind of vehicle you were expecting, but it’s still interesting enough to be worth talking about. The autonomous driving Mercedes-Benz Future Bus has successfully completed a challenging 12 mile test trip in the Netherlands, and its potential for public transportation is obvious.
Since the size of buses allows very little room for driver error, the autonomous Future Bus seems like a good choice, although there’s still a driver ready to take over if needed. Featuring a dozen cameras, and long and short-range radar systems, as well as GPS, this Mercedes is more than capable to handle traffic.
The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is a milestone in public transportation, featuring spectacular technologies that improve safety, efficiency and comfort. Its revolutionary design is both beautiful and creative; based on the autonomously driving Mercedes-Benz Actros truck, this bus brags about unique features, such as the ability to recognize traffic lights, communicate with them and safely negotiate junctions. The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is also able to recognize obstacles, especially pedestrians on the road, and brake autonomously.