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Sleek Self-Driving Buses

The Future Bus Features a Range Of Radar and Connectivity Systems

— July 19, 2016 — Autos
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched an exceptionally high-tech self-driving bus, aptly dubbed Future Bus, that is designed to offer a higher level of functioning thanks to an array of high-tech elements that bolster the vehicle's radar and connectivity systems.

This high-tech self-driving bus happens to be based on Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus, and comes fully powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM 936 six-cylinder engine that is more than capable of offering a power output of 299 horsepower. The vehicle was augmented by the installation of a CityPilot technology platform that allows for lane-assist, acceleration assistance, braking functionalities and more. The inside of the bus features a unique open-plan feel inspired by urban parks.

With its innovative, open-concept design and embracing of high-tech features, this self-driving bus offers a glimpse into the future of public transportation.
Trend Themes
1. Self-driving Technology - Opportunities for further development in self-driving technology for public transportation will be on the rise.
2. Connected Vehicles - Connected vehicle technology will be in demand for future public transportation systems.
3. Open-concept Design - Open-concept design will become more commonplace in the future of public transportation.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Industry - The automotive industry is set for disruption with advancements in self-driving bus technology.
2. Public Transportation Industry - The public transportation industry will experience disruptive changes with the integration of self-driving technology.
3. Technology Industry - The technology industry will play a key role in shaping the future of public transportation with innovative solutions.
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