Reply to post: Re: Can we have them

Fancy sitting in a Level 4 driverless car roaming London? Get in line

Anonymous Coward
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Re: Can we have them

In fact there's a perfect use case near here. There are two villages on either side of the A36 to Bath, both with narrow streets. The bus service to Bath takes quite a while to navigate the villages.

A driverless microbus could travel around the villages and pick up and drop passengers at a bus stop on the main road. It would be a fixed route. It would save time, driver cost, and allow a more frequent service.

I am sure many other places have the same opportunities - I recall a bus service in Newcastle that goes round a sequence of housing estates parallel to a main road, another opportunity for a fixed route with dropoff points on the main road to the city.

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