ADL’s 11.5m Enviro200 autonomous bus which is currently being trialled by Stagecoach will be featured at the Coach & Bus UK show at the NEC on 203 October.
The vehicle is fitted with Fusion Processing’s CAVstar control and sensing system, is being trialled by Stagecoach, and next year, a fleet of five similar autonomous buses will take part in a larger trial carrying passengers across Scotland’s Forth Bridge.
“Coach & Bus UK, and its biennial sister show Euro Bus Expo, has been at the forefront of promoting revolutionary, world-leading industry innovations and technologies for well over a decade,” says event director Helen Conway. “It’s sure to be a big draw and we’re delighted to be able to offer our visitors this UK exclusive.”
Jim Hutchinson, CEO, Fusion Processing, adds: “Fusion Processing are looking forward to demonstrating the UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus at Coach & Bus UK. We firmly believe technological advances such as this, need to be shared with the widest possible audience to ensure we develop products people want to use and feel safe on onboard.
“Developed in partnership with Stagecoach and ADL, this bus is a precursor to a fleet of five autonomous buses that will service a 14-mile route from Edinburgh to Fife next year.”