A Chinese bus manufacturer is apparently so confident in its self-driving city bus prototype that it invited a foreign news crew along to shoot a video during its 32km intercity journey in Zhengzhou.
In the RT video, the bus coasts down the highway while the driver leans back and relaxes with his hands behind his head, without a care in the world, and most of the passengers seem relatively unfazed by this.
According to the manufacturer, Yutong, the bus is equipped with two cameras, four laser radars, one set of millimeter wave radar and an integrated navigation system and is capable of “highly complex driving acts,” such as changing lanes, overtaking cars and responding to traffic lights. But it is not yet known how it will respond to being attacked by some dude with a serious case of road rage.
This is apparently the first driverless bus. It took Yutong three years to develop and will require further testing and development before it can be officially rolled out. But really, how much more unsafe could it be?
Watch the video below:
[Video via RT]