CityPilot technology can recognize traffic lights, obstacles or pedestrians on the road and brake autonomously

Automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has demonstrated what urban public transport will look like in the future. The company developed the Future Bus with CityPilot, a vehicle that can recognize traffic lights and negotiate junctions controlled by them, react to pedestrians on the road and brake autonomously, approach bus stops automatically, and drive through tunnels.

A number of cameras scan the road and surrounding area while long and short-range radar systems constantly monitor the route ahead. The bus is making its first public journey on part of Europe’s longest Bus Rapid Transit route in the Netherlands, which is almost 20km long and links Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the town of Haarlem. You can check out the Future Bus in the video below:

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