Members of the public were invited to board the 11.5m Alexander Dennis Enviro200 bus. It travelled autonomously around a car park at the NEC, from a mock-up bus wash to a fuelling station, completing its route at a bus stop.
The bus is a result of a partnership between Fusion Processing, ADL and Stagecoach.
Next stop for the vehicle is the CAVForth project, where it joins four other autonomous single-deckers travelling a 15-mile route between Fife and Edinburgh, crossing the Forth Road Bridge. That trial is expected to take place in mid-2020.
The vehicle uses Fusion Processing’s
CAVstar control and sensing system, which
with the steering, throttle and braking systems.