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Self-driving buses to be tested in Israel

Vision is to turn Israel into a world leader in autonomous public transport pilots enabling Israeli companies to become global leaders in this sector.

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.

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