Urban mass transportation hasn't changed a great deal in the past 100 years, and while this autonomous bus doesn't initially seem to be too much of a leap, it would greatly improve the flow of commuters from A to B.
It isn't on tracks, but this driverless shuttle honors its route like a traditional tram. The coach takes cues from the train with a modular body, capable of being extended at peak hours of the workday. Inspiration for the Altern autonomous bus is taken from all types of city vehicles, as well as the latest in smart technology. This concept by Mikolaj Nicer, and fellow students, has large screens to display route and stop information, as well as color-coded digital bars over the doors to demonstrate which sections have available seats or not.