Driver-less electric buses to begin testing in New Taipei City

Driver-less electric buses will begin plying a 1.2 kilometer route in Tamsui District, New Taipei City tomorrow, April 24, but passengers will not be allowed on board for the first month.

Road markings and signage has been completed and the road test will be launched to collect operational information and public opinions.

After the first month of testing, a further 6-month-long testing period with passengers will begin.

The trial route will connect Tamsui Light Rail Kanding Station with New Square Mall.

The New Taipei City Transportation Bureau said that the future will see unmanned electric buses used as a shuttle service extending the light rail network, making the network more complete. The bureau will use artificial intelligence, big data analysis, and cloud computing to improve efficiency and safety.

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