Sales of the first unmanned bus will begin in autumn 2017
The first electric mini-bus with the autopilot can already be pre-ordered from a French company Navya, which without noise, dust and unnecessary movements reported the sales of their offspring.
ARMA minibus packed with lidar, motion sensors, GPS-navigator and camera, thanks to all that he feels great on the road, distinguishing between other cars, trees and street signs for pedestrians. It goes not so fast as we would like, but it can already be used as a leisurely miniature space shuttle or a taxi.
ARMA bus already delivers employees of the French nuclear power plant, delivering to its destination to fifteen passengers at a time. The creators say that ARMA is much more economical than their diesel counterparts, because of the electric bus service is cheaper, electricity is also worth the price of gasoline or diesel fuel, and the driver does not need to hire - drove himself.
on the electric bus prices developers do not call, but insist that such transport is necessarily useful, not only nuclear power plant employees, but generally everyone. NAVYA press service informs that the assembly of buses will begin in the near future, and will begin shipping to customers in the third quarter of this year.