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Recently, Volvo will launch the world's first fully automatic driverless electric bus in Singapore, which is currently in the experimental stage. The bus is a Volvo 7900 single-layer electric bus developed by Volvo and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. It is 12 meters long, which can accommodate up to 80 passengers.
The Volvo spokesman said that this bus will be tested on the Nanyang Technological University campus and after that the test will be extended to public roads.
At the same time, Volvo has built a mini-town in Nanyang Technological University, which with crossroads, traffic lights, bus stops and crosswalks, aims to provide a real environment for testing unmanned bus and it will be used to assess the ability of an unmanned vehicle to enter the bus wash and whether it can be safely docked at the charging station. All test data obtained will be used to improve the technology. Before the vehicle is officially on the road, rigorous tests will be carried out. It is expected that the unmanned bus will be put into use as early as 2022.
Hakan Agnevall, president of Volvo Buses, said the bus was "the world's first large-scale, self-driving electric bus." In addition, he said in an interview: "We really think that autonomous vehicles can really change public transportation. This is about safety, it is about operational efficiency, and it also creates new opportunities for urban planning."
In Singapore, zero-emission vehicles can save 80% of energy compared to diesel vehicles. It is hoped that the operation of the bus will help Singapore move forward in deploying autonomous public transport.