First Daily Driverless Bus Service Started Lyon, France [ ]

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The world’s first ever daily driverless bus service has started in Lyon, France in Confluence area of city; it includes two electric shuttles which will transport passengers on a ten-minute route on five stops.

Worlds First driverless bus

Worlds First driverless bus

Worlds First driverless bus

Key Facts

  • The driverless buses have capacity to hold up to 15 passengers.
  • It is fully electric buses.
  • It’s features:
  1. LIDAR radar technology
  2. motion sensors (to avoid accidents)
  • These buses have LIDAR radar technology which will alert the about exactly where they are and to sense everything happening around them so this technology helps buses to manage their movement intelligently to avoid collisions.

What is LIDAR?

  • Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) is created as a portmanteau of “light” and “radar”.
  • This technology measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser light.
  • It is also known as 3D scanning or laser scanning with terrestrial, airborne and mobile applications and mainly used in high-resolution maps, with applications in geodesy, geomatics, archaeology, geography, geology, geomorphology, forestry, atmospheric physics etc.
  • Recently in August 2016 Singapore Launched First Self-Driving Taxis of the World

- Published/Last Modified on: September 12, 2016