Stockholm's tech-oriented Krista district has just received a futuristic upgrade following the announcement that the neighborhood will be trailing two autonomous shuttle buses over a six month period.
These driverless buses can fit 12 people and rely on traffic sensors and GPS systems to navigate the roads. The only human assistance they require is an attendant who will monitor the vehicle's activity throughout the trial period. The vehicle's sensors are sensitive enough to detect bus shelters and stop signs, rendering a steering wheel unnecessary. While the autonomous shuttle buses can only travel at 24 km an hour, they offer a glimpse into what the future of autonomous vehicles has in store.
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