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Driverless electric bus to be tested in Aalborg

‘Arma’ will hit the public roads of the north Jutland city in 2018

Arma is an electric and completely autonomous shuttle bus (photo: Navya)
March 10th, 2016 6:43 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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An electric, self-driving shuttle bus is being considered for a public transport route in the north Jutland city of Aalborg.

If everything goes to plan in testing, the completely autonomous bus could transport passengers on a 1.6 km-long route by 2018.

The ‘Arma’ bus was designed by French company Navya, which introduced the innovative unmanned vehicle in October 2015.

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Equipped with sensors
In order to move about without a driver, Arma is equipped with a wide range of sensors, including GPS, lidar (technology measuring distance by illuminating a target with a laser light), radar and different types of cameras.

The bus can drive at maximum speed of 45 km per hour and carry up to 15 people at a time.

The service will be limited to two buses, while a third one is getting charged.

Driverless buses are currently being tested in countries all over the world, including Belgium, Australia and Switzerland.