Driverless Bus Auditions for a Self-Driving Future on Public Roads
Liability, road management: The areas automated public transport needs to perfect
The WEpod is an electric, driverless shuttle bus that will be driving around the campus of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The self-driving vehicle is fully automated with a cabin for six people, an automated door and a platform lift for wheelchairs. It aims to offer more flexible public transport options for people in the area.
During this test phase, the technology will be developed and issues related to certification, insurance, liability, human behavior, legislation, road management and design will be examined. If successful, the route will be expanded along the Food Innovation Strip to the Ede-Wageningen intercity railway station. Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment), who recently launched the WEpod test phase, said: