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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Its Self-Driving Future Bus

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“This movie shows Mercedes-Benz’s design for an autonomous bus, which recently made its first self-driven journey along a 20-kilometer route in the Netherlands.

Developed based on technology in the company’s autonomous truck, the Future Bus is able to drive itself along suitable routes, communicate with traffic lights to cross junctions and automatically stop at stations.

The Future Bus recently made a 20-kilometer trip from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to nearby Haarlem, which the company claims makes it the first automated city bus tested in a real-life traffic situation.

‘[Future Bus] makes public transportation safer, more efficient and productive,’ said Wolfgang Bernhard, former board member of Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler AG.

‘More people can travel from A to B quickly, punctually and in comfort, to the benefit of all: bus operators, bus drivers and passengers.'”

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