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Abu Dhabi Just Revealed A Completely Driverless Shuttle Bus

Residents of Abu Dhabi who live in the new Masdar City will enjoy this new transportation method

Posted on

23 October 2018

Last updated on 23 October 2018
Screengrab from Twitter: Masdar City

For those looking to use the public transport in Abu Dhabi, this new technological project will help you get around the city much easier and faster

Abu Dhabi just unveiled the first autonomous bus shuttle that will begin picking and dropping people off in the capital on a daily basis.

Designed by the French autonomous vehicle company Navya, the driverless bus will is capable of transporting 12 people in one go!

Working around the new clean energy city of Abu Dhabi – the autonomous vehicle will be located in Masdar City.

More about the driver-less vehicle

The self-driving shuttle bus will run solely on electricity and requires no petrol – leaving a zero carbon footprint in the clean energy city designed to be environmentally friendly.

It will travel at speeds of up to 25 kilometers per hour while carrying up to 12 people at a time.

You can only find this electric shuttle up in Masdar City where it will operate a regular all day service.

Also, the Navya was able to design the shuttle bus to withstand the region’s extreme weather – extremely high heat and the humidity – while running solely on a battery.

It has also been tested to meet rigorous safety and health standards to make sure all passengers and pedestrians on or around the autonomous shuttle bus remain safe at all times – this is thanks to the various on-board cameras and sensors.

These precautionary safety elements create a 3D and 2D perception map for the shuttle bus to detect any obstacle in the way and their position to other vehicles.

Fully integrated with a GPS technology, residents in Masdar city in Abu Dhabi don’t have to worry about getting lost on the way, the driverless bus also uses these tracking technologies to communicate with traffic lights on the roads.