Public transport. Often the mere mention of it is accompanied by groans and laments over long travel times and needlessly complex routes. But when it comes to autonomous technology, vehicles which can carry multiple passengers to multiple destinations have huge potential for growth. Plus, with on-demand hop-on/hop-off services rather than the expense of personal ownership, more of us might get the chance to go for a ride with no driver.
Self-driving transport of this sort is currently being tested in Norway and even Prime Minister Erna Solberg has had a go on the revolutionary bus. Now being piloted in Trondheim, Norway’s on-demand driverless bus is already showing that flexible, autonomous travel on a public scale can play a role in our future. It might just make the concept of public transport more attractive too.