Driverless electric bus to be tested in Aalborg

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

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.