The UK’s first autonomous bus service is set to begin on May 15th with CAVForth, a joint project of Fusion Processing Ltd, Stagecoach, Alexander Dennis, Transport Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and Bristol Robotics Lab. A total of five Alexander Dennis Enviro200AV vehicles will travel across a 14-mile route during times of mixed traffic, at up to 50 mph across the iconic Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh.
The service aims to operate a frequent timetable with the capacity for around 10,000 journeys per week and will employ two members of staff to ensure order on board. There will be one Safety Driver in the driver’s seat to monitor the technology, as well as a ‘Captain’ in the saloon to take tickets and answer customer questions.
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This is an exciting milestone for this innovative and ambitious project, and I very much look forward to seeing Project CAVForth take to the roads next month. Our trunk road network can provide a wide range of environments as a diverse testing ground, and the ground-breaking and globally significant Project CAVForth will really help Scotland establish its credentials on the world stage,” said Kevin Stewart, Scotland’s Minister for Transport.