Would you hop on a bus without a driver? Israelis will have a chance to do just that in Israel’s first autonomous bus pilot.
The pilot program will run for two years with an investment of about $18 million – half from government funding. Upon completion of the program,
The buses will initially require a “safety driver” in place behind the wheel in case something goes wrong.
The advent of autonomous public transportation addresses two problems any Israeli who relies on buses will immediately recognize: traffic congestion and lack of manpower.