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Drop the driver: a self-Propelled buses on the road

the Danes in the metropolitan area can look forward to driving in buses without drivers in the near future.

this month was an application to test the new buses in the copenhagen Nordhavnskvarter namely, on the board at the Danish road directorate for final approval.

Behind the project is the Autonomous Mobility, Movia, the Copenhagen Municipality and the owners ' association. Aarhusgadekvarteret among others. In a press release, informing that the aim is to tie the district together in a simpler way for the travelers.

in Fact, you are already so far in the process, purchased two self-propelled buses, which for the time being parked in the garage. They are completely ready to get on the roads, says Pernille Amstrup Lytzen, product development manager in Autonomous Mobility.

- We have been working for a long time with planning the project and drafting the application documents, as we have just sent to the Danish road directorate. Now we are very happy to take the next step, then we can begin to implement the buses.

Also Brian Petersen from Aarhusgadekvarteret is pleased with the plans to self-propelled buses.

- We look forward to seeing the project become a reality. It will be really exciting to bring the self-propelled buses into the neighborhood, and we look forward to be frontrunners in this area, he explains.

Facts about the project.

The self-propelled buses in Århusgadekvarteret is a part of the european Avenue project, which introduces self-propelled vehicles in four major european cities over the next four years.

in Addition to the Nordhavn will be self-propelled buses tested on the streets and in Geneva, Lyon and Luxembourg. A total of 16 partners from seven european countries form the consortium.

the Danish part of The project led by the Autonomous Mobility, in collaboration with CPH City and Port Development, an owners ' association Århusgadekvarteret, the city of Copenhagen, Movia and the chinese president.

the Avenue project has received funding from the european UNION's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Source: Autonomous Mobility

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the Interest in self-propelled buses are big out in the municipalities. 80 out of the 98 municipalities have already aired the idea of getting the old buses out on the roads.

In the summer of 2017 tested Aalborg Municipality buses without a driver, while passengers in Albertslund also has had the same opportunity in the autumn. Now it is the turn of Copenhagen, and it welcomes technology and environment mayor Ninna Hedeager Olsen.

- It will be public transport that addresses the future traffic problems in our cities, and therefore it makes sense to support a project with chaufførfrie buses in Copenhagen. The project does not solve the traffic problems from day one, but we will gain invaluable experience with self-propelled buses in a little corner of Copenhagen, says the mayor.

the Autonomous Mobility has already had a total of 500 persons on testtur in its self-propelled buses, which can accommodate 12 passengers at a time.

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