Self-Driving Buses Hit the Streets
Business wards daily is brought to you by Dell. Don't miss out on Dell small business month celebration. Get up to forty five percent off select computers with Intel core processors, call eight seven seven by Dell to speak with a small business technology advisor today. That's eight seven seven b u y de l l for tech advice and one on one partnership. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business daily on this Thursday may twenty third. Wow. It's Thursday already that was quick. We've heard a lot about self driving cars, but cities already struggling with congestion, a worried that traffic will get even worse when Thomas cars at the road. So they're stepping up research on Thomas. Public transit, how as you feel about getting on a bus that no one is driving. That's right. Tournaments buses are about to be a real thing cities from providence. Rhode Island to Dallas Texas are already testing self-driving vans and minibuses providence launched its five passenger little Rhody last week. It's running a free five mile route through town to learn how pedestrians drivers and passengers will interact with the laser directed bus passengers must wear seatbelts at all times, of course, and there's a human driver on board just in case owed its top speed. Twenty five miles per hour may mobility, the company that assembled little Rhody. Also runs self driving shuttle services into Troy and Columbus, Ohio. According to the Boston Globe bus, manufacturer new flyer is taking a different tack, one of the largest bus makers in North America new flyer is partnering with AI for robotics research to develop full size autonomous buses. It plans to launch them in twenty twenty although full deployment will be some years away as it preps vehicles. It's also readying the streets, new flyer is developing roadway. Connectivity applications called vehicle to infrastructure technology. They'll be designed to help make self driving buses safe on city streets. That's important, both for obvious reasons. The transportation industry was rocked when an era Zona pedestrian was killed by a self driving Uber back in March of twenty eighteen but it's also critical for the perception of Thomas vehicles. A twenty eighteen surveys showed that about eighty percent of passengers remain to nervous about self driving vehicles to climb aboard. So as technologists race to put self driving buses on the road, marketers will also have to race forward to change the perception, that human drivers are more reliable than artificial. It's a route into the future that no one has driven before. From one day this is business wars daily. Would you hop on a self driving? Bus post on linked in or tweet us at business wars. Need love to hear from you? I'm David Brown will see. Tamar. Business worse. Daily is brought to you by Dell. The clock is ticking on Dell small business month celebration. Enjoy up to forty five percent off select computers with Intel core processors, plus a free external hard drive with select computer purchases before it's too late. Call eight seven seven buy Dell to speak with a small business technology advisor today. That's eight seven seven. B. U. Y. D E L L for tech advice and one on one partnership, eight seven seven by Dow.