Autonomous bus service hits the road in Estonia

Aug 04, 2017, 7:18 AM EDT
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(Source: luis tappa/flickr)

Estonia has launched a couple of autonomous shuttles to ferry passengers on a route in the capital Tallinn, and so far, the project has received a mixed response for its few hits and few misses.


One of the achievements during the three days of operation is that no collisions with other road users have been recorded, notes the BBC. However, the bus ignored a red light at a pedestrian crossing and also failed to give way to a police car with its lights flashing.


Driverless technology can improve road transport, cut down traffic snarls and enhance road safety, according to Milrem, the operator of the shuttles, writes EU2017.