After testing out self-driving buses at Akershusstranda and Nedre Bekkelaget in Oslo since 2019, Ruter is moving out of the capital and to Ski in Nordre Follo.
The plan is to start the next phase of the project during the autumn.
“As we continue to gain experience in Oslo, it is natural to look at the rest of the geographical area we serve, where operation in new types of environments can provide the self-driving project a broader learning outcome,” says Director of Mobility Services at Ruter, Endre Angelvik, in a press release.
He believes that experiences from Ski could affect the development of public transport in the rest of Viken and the rest of the country.
At the same time, the self-driving project is being expanded with two new partners in addition to Danish Holo, which has been responsible for the operation of the test buses in Oslo. Now Toyota Motor Europe and the Finnish technology company Sensible 4 are also included in the project.
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