In 2014 we saw the Mercedes Future Truck 2025 Concept, a truck that self was ahead of its time. Now the mark of the star presents the Mercedes Future Bus, a bus autonomous adapts the same technologyto the truck, but adapted and in another type of vehicle. Has been tested in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), where he has made a journey of 20 miles without the need of a driver.
Made a journey in a well-known bus line, stopping at all the stops and opening their doors to disembark the passengers. Thanks to the system CityPilot, adapted for use in the city, the Future Bus could also stop at traffic lights and avoid some obstacles. The bus can be driven autonomously at speeds of up to 70 km/h. In this type of driving their lights will be blue, while that turn white when you take the controls of the driver.
The autonomous functioning of the Mercedes Future Bus will get thanks to several radars short and long range, working in conjunction with a system of cameras and GPS. This vehicle is also capable of communicate using your wifi connection and is highly connected, being able to to know the state of the traffic lights. In this way you can manage your gear the smart way, improving its efficiency.
This project is still a prototype, but could be real in the next few years. One of the steps that must be followed in order to do this, will be to create more – lane BRT, which are adapted for driving autonomous. On normal roads, the driver may take control of the bus. In terms of the aspect of the exterior and interior of the Mercedes Future Bus, it is also quite futuristic and elegant.
Source – Mercedes