The next generation of self-driving vehicles will soon hit the road in Scotland.
- The country has announced plans to put self-driving buses into service starting on May 15th. The five buses will be used to transport passengers from Fife to the Edinburgh Park Train Interchange, a 14-mile journey, officials say. About 10,000 people make the trip every week.
- Despite being “driverless,” each bus will be manned by two transportation employees – one to sit in the driver’s seat to monitor the technology, and the other to assist with boarding and tickets, says Transport Minister Kevin Stewart. Standard buses require only one employee on board, Stewart notes.