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Volvo Buses Demonstrates Electric Autonomous Solution at Keolis Bus Depot

Auto News - Published on Fri, 15 Nov 2019

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For the first time, Volvo Buses showed the significant potential of autonomous buses in depot. The live demonstration, one of the world’s first for a 12 m electric and autonomous bus at a bus depot, represents an important milestone in Volvo Buses’ autonomous journey towards safer, cleaner and more efficient public transport. The demonstration, held together with bus operator Keolis, took place at Keolis’ bus depot just outside of Gothenburg in Sweden. During the demonstration, the fully-electric 12 m autonomous bus successfully drove itself between the parking bay and several workstations including cleaning, servicing and electric charging, before parking itself in the correct bay all while carrying passengers.

Mr Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses said that “This marks a very important step in our autonomous journey as we now have successfully shown the commercial benefits an autonomous solution can deliver in a bus depot. Autonomous buses in depots bring new benefits such as more efficient traffic flows, higher productivity, less damages and improved safety. The industry common charging interface OppCharge is ideally suited for autonomous charging, eliminating the need to connect power cables to the bus in the depot.”

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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