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IN Science & Technology ON 01 Sep, 2016
"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?".
Your sorrow may turn into joy if you have a Mercedes-Benz, right? But what if your empty pockets can't afford this expensive car? Don't worry you don't need to run for the money. Now your favorite Benz can be seen at your nearest bus stop. All you need is to have some patience. Mercedes-Benz has revealed its self-driving future bus, which recently passed its first significant journey along a 20-kilometre-long route in Amsterdam.
Bored with the traditional style of traveling? The future of mobility will make your ride more smooth and exciting. The Mercedes-Benz Future bus is ready to roll.
Look, you've got goosebumps!
The Mercedes' autonomous future bus can drive itself along suitable routes, communicate with traffic lights to cross junctions, and automatically stops at stations. The new technology is adapted from software used to guide Mercedes-Benz's autonomous trucks (under the Daimler name), and it enables buses to operate partially autonomously in specially marked bus lanes up to 43 mph.
With the new designer benches, big central screens display, and wireless charging surface the interior of the bus will definitely make your jaw drop.
The future bus will make public transport safer, more efficient and more productive.
The driving status of the Mercedes' autonomous bus is indicated through colorful strips of light where white stands for manual and blue for automation.
The bus is mainly divided into three zones – a service zone at the front, an express zone in the middle for short-distance travelers, and a lounge zone at the back for long-distance travelers.